Barbara Smith writes about the Middle East for The Economist and edits its International Section. (April 1998)

IN THE REVIEW

Algeria: The Horror

The Islamist Challenge in Algeria: A Political History

by Michael Willis

The Agony of Algeria

by Martin Stone
Ironically, the world has awakened to the horror of events in Algeria at a time when it may be too late to offer any constructive advice or to exert any political pressure on the current regime. A few years ago, the violence, which by now has killed many thousands of …