Subscriber Essay: The Algerian War of Independence: a Very Brief Introduction

Our next subscriber essay request was for something on the 1954-1962 Algerian War of Independence. Obviously I'm not going to try to recount the whole war here, which would be madness. But I think we can talk a bit about the war's causes.

The first thing to understand about the Algerian War is that it defies easy categorization. Yes, it's a "war of indep…

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