Algeria: the Realities

Algeria: the Realities

Algeria: the Realities

Algeria: the Realities

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ALGERIA is as impoverished as it is immense, and there are enormous disparities in the people's level of development. The inhabitants number between nine and ten million, of whom the majority (just over eight million) subscribe to the Moslem religion, whereas the rest (just over one million) do not. Finally, with its outdated methods of cultivation, the country is capable of feeding between two and three million people.

The Moslems are often called "natives," but that word grates on me. Nobody in France calls me a "native," though in my own country I am as "native" as can be and devoted to everything, even laughably so, that is most antiquated among the heirlooms of . . .

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