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New Left Review I/13-14, January-April 1962

Claude Bourdet

The Last Quarter of an Hour

Peace, it seems, is coming in Algeria. But with it, one may fear, a frightful showdown between the French civilian and military extremists and the French government—which, in turn, may make the actual implementation of peace more difficult. And it isn’t even a clear showdown, with clean lines cut between the loyal forces and the rebellious ones. Everything is often so confused that one wonders who is acting for whom and why . . .

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