Monday, September 24, 2007

I came across this: "De Gaulle tried to destabilize the FLN during 1961 by secretly establishing a 'Third Force' Algerian political movement, a puppet or quisling body with which he could then pretend to do business, and by publicizing plans for an apartheid or Israeli-style division of the colony into 'white' and 'Arab' zones." Jim House and Neil Macmaster, Paris 1961: Algerians, State Terror, and Memory, (NY: Oxford University Press, 2006), p. 4. (thanks to anonymous in the US government who suggested this book to me).