After the ceasefire, before the peace

The Algerians themselves have been curiously absent from many studies of the Algerian War. Yves Courrière and Alistair Horne produced striking general histories of the war but their contacts were better in France than Algeria, and Horne even suggested that the “essential fatalism” of Islam made the Algerians uninterested in their own history. More prosaically, … Read more