Deja Vu All Over Again: Algeria, France, and Us

Barely three decades after fighting one of the bitterest of all colonial wars, France and Algeria are again embroiled in conflict.

Issue: Winter 1995-1996

Knowing history can indeed help us avoid being "condemned to repeat
it"--though as often as not only by making new, more interesting
mistakes. But how can we explain a case of two peoples who seem
compelled both to remember and relive an experience they would much
rather forget?

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