Learning Lessons from the Algerian War of Independece

by Nancy Gallagher
published in MER225

On May 9, 2002, Tony Judt, professor of history at New York University, began an essay on Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation with a quote from Raymond Aron’s book on the 1954-1962 Algerian War of Independence from French colonial rule. [1] France, Aron argued, could not impose its administration on the Algerians indefinitely nor was it willing to integrate them into French society. Until they left Algeria, Aron argued, the French were harming themselves more than the Algerians.

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The Kabyle Riots

Repression and Alienation in Algeria

by Heba Saleh | published May 11, 2001

Evans and Phillips, Algeria

by Jacob Mundy
published in MER248

Martin Evans and John Phillips, Algeria: Anger of the Dispossessed (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007).

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States of Fragmentation in North Africa

by Paul Silverstein
published in MER237

Nearly 50 years after independence, the North African states of Algeria and Morocco face challenges to their national unity and territorial integrity. In Algeria, a

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After the War

Algeria's Transition to Uncertainty

by James McDougall
published in MER245