World: The Brothers

The Brothers (See Cover) About 1,300 years ago, when in the words of the chroniclers, "blood flowed across the earth like the waves of the sea," a Joan of Arc named Daia the Prophetess rallied the Berbers of Algeria against an Arab invasion and briefly formed the scattered tribes into a nation. At the reputed age of 127, while still beautiful and still amorous, Daia died sword in hand on the field of battle.

Today, for the first time since Daia, Algeria again stands on the brink of nationhood—and again the event was preceded by...

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