Fear & loathing in Algeria

My access to subscriber-only articles in the New Criterion is currently down, and while the techs look into it, maybe one of you can summarize this new piece by Dalrymple for us. The subhead indicates that it is about the “novelization of the life and death of Communist dissident Fernand Iveton”, whom Wikipedia informs me was executed for planting a bomb at a power station in Algeria, even though he intentionally set the bomb to explode at a time when no one would be hurt.

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