.Brian Beedham, foreign editor of The Economist for a quarter of a century, died this week, aged 87 F or nearly all the 25 years leading up to the collapse of communism in 1989, two intellects dominated the pages of The Econ- omist. They were Norman Macrae, as dep- uty editor, and Brian Beedham, as foreign editor. Their marks were influential, endur- ing-and quite different. Norman, who died in 2010, relished iconoclasm, and orig- inal ideas sprang like a fountain from his ef- fervescent mind. Brian, bearded, tweed- jacketed and pipe-smoking (or pipe-pok- ing), held ideas that were more considered. It was he who provided the paper’s atti- tude to the post-war world. In that world, nothing was as important as seeing off communism, which in turn could be achieved only by the unyielding exercise of American strength. This view was not in itself unusual. What made it re- markable, and formidable, were the clarity, elegance and intellectual power with which it was propounded. No issue demanded the exercise of these qualities more than the Vietnam war, and probably none caused Brian more an- guish. A man of great kindness, and with- out a hint of vanity or pretension, he was far from being either a heartless ideologue or a primitive anti-communist (though he never visited either Russia or Vietnam to put his opinions to the test). But his unwa- vering defence of American policy drew criticism from both colleagues and readers. Why did he persist in pounding such a lonely trail, even after it had become clear that the American venture in South-East Asia was doomed? The short answer was conviction. His anti-communism was born of a love affair with America. As a young man, at Leeds Grammar School and Oxford, his politics had been leftish. They might have stayed that way. But in 1955 ambition bore him from the Yorkshire Post to The Economist where, after a few months, he won a Commonwealth Fund fellowship and with it a year study- ing local politics in the South and the West of the United States. In America Brian dis- covered a national ideology based on indi- vidualism, bottom-up democracy and an active belief in liberty that meant pro- blems could be solved at home and na- tions could be freed abroad. This was ex- actly in tune with his own emerging ideas. The dispassionate romantic Coming from drab, class-ridden, 1950s Brit- ain, Brian might have stayed. But he felt in- dubitably British. The Suez crisis was be- ginning just as he left for America in August 1956; he so strongly backed the in- vasion of Egypt that he volunteered his ser- vice to the British military attache in Wash- ington, ready even to give up his new American adventure to fight for this hopeless cause. And though he later became enthusiastic about direct democracy (an en- thusiasm, like that for homeopathic pills, which was fostered by his links with Swit- zerland through Barbara, his wife), he was a monarchist to the end. Suspicious of intellectuals, Brian rel- ished exposing the soft, less-than-rigorous- ly-thought-out (he was fond of hyphens) orthodoxies of the liberal left. As foreign editor, he liked to draw unsparing compar- isons between the Soviet Union and the Nationalist regime in South Africa: to deny freedom on the basis of ideological convic- tions, he argued, was no less objectionable than denying it on the basis of colour. It was no doubt Brian’s command of words that helped to make him our Washington correspondent in 1958 and then, in 1963, foreign editor. In this role he wrote leaders on all manner of topics, often argu- ing a difficult case: for nuclear weapons, say; for supporting Israel (another of his unshakable causes) when sentiment was running otherwise; or indeed for the do- mino theory itself, which was never so ringingly defended. Brian was equally skilled as a sub-edi- tor. Articles that arrived on his desk with no clear beginning, end or theme were turned, apparently effortlessly, into some- thing perfectly sharp and coherent. More annoyingly for authors, articles that were perfectly coherent were sometimes turned with a few tweaks, deft as a paw-dab from one of his beloved cats, into pieces that said something quite different from what had been intended. A statement of fact might be qualified by “it is said” or the American invasion of Cambodia would become a “counter-attack”. These intrusions could be difficult to square with The Economist's tradition of open-mindedness; especially as Brian’s own mind was more contradictory than it seemed. His favourite conversation-part- ners were men like Henry “Scoop” Jackson and Richard Perle, hawkish intervention- ists; but he also had an acquaintance, al- most friendship, with at least one kgb man at the Soviet embassy in the 1980s. Away from work, the world he was analysing weekly was kept at bay. He did not own a television set, and found the best use of computers was to listen to American civil-war songs. Some of his pieces were pounded out on an ancient Ol- ivetti in a turret of Barbara’s family castle in the Alps, surrounded by peaks and clouds. Deep down he was a romantic, capable of great human feeling, whose head con- stantly seemed to remind him to keep a rein on his heart. He wrote sympathetical- ly and perceptively about Islam, and mov- ingly about refugees-especially boat peo- ple, and especially if they were Vietnam- ese. They were making his point for him....The Economist May l6th 2015

.................................................................................................................................................................america's media crisis started with its biggest brands...Help teachers and children generatethe most exciting jobs creation game? A 21st C mashup of a board game like monopoly, a quiz like trivial pursuits, and both a mass media and an app such as jobs creation sharkette tank?. more : why not blog your peoples search for world record jobs creators ..last 7 years of generation of changing education
1 the board - maps of large continents and small islands, of super cities and rural villages, transportation routes for exchanging what people make connected to webs like Jack Ma's gateways where 3000 people co-create live for a day before linking in their networks (Notes on valuing freedom and happiness) join 25th year of debating whether we the parnets and youth can change education in tine to be sustainable
2 rules of jobs-rich trading games - lifelong grade 1 to 69, beginners to experienced connecting many previous games - eg game 1 if your region has no access to a seaport, how are trading dryports developed
3 backup every trial game ever played including successes & failures, searchable by valuable collaboration factors; geographically neighbouring, match particular skill (eg electrical engineerings) around the world
3.1 cases and the cultural lessons from future history that worldwide youth will need to translate if they are to be the sustainability generation
3.2 unexpected joys; eg often the most exciting innovations for linking the sustainability generation come from communities that had the least connections - eg some of the games best players are the women and girls who developed bangladesh as 8th most populous nation starting with next to nothing at independence in 1971; case sino-english translation of world record book of jobs creators- can you help us translate this into other mother tongues - isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com us we chat line 240 316 8157 - click to diary of good news youth journalism trips 8 to china, 1 korea, 3 arab emirates, 13 bangladesh 1 to japan

Sunday, December 30, 1984

mostofa please send us you update on this by monday latest
Billion Girls Boys top 10 partnership arciotecture of brac 
1 british aid  2 kddi - japans number 2 in cellular 3 wise-educationaboveall un hub/girls edu city  4 who is brac s main health partner (?jim kim  5 legatum/ both at mit boston and dubai  6 mastercard foundation (hq toronto continents and western blockchians eg dont most pro-youth city) 7 gates foundation 8 unicef, child maternal health 9 the global fund  major enterprsie markets that brac is national leader of from milk powder tech to poultry to crafts to silks, spices 
please firstly improve this list - what have i left out

any errors are mine alone but hopefully the correct clues outnumber the errors - co-editing details welcome

secondly one page write down what each partner does which most helps brac billion girls boys- it can be a powerpoint one partner per page - if we are not sure what a famous partner does eg chevron just put a questionmark

make a minimum version of each page which amy can translate in chinese
you can share the longer notes and where not causing conflict blog them

if questionmark on what does big partmer d thats a win for BGB's most urgent sustainability avtions - can islam point to who in the organigram does know -it may be at brac hq, 5o yards dwn the road at brac university or one of the tech and banking ofiices now distributed all round dhaka- but who is the person who knows bracs relationship with each partner

the reason we need this is if someone like audrey sees the list then she can see why she should be thinking brac is her number 1 dream partner to discuss all her girls goals with -that is if sir fazle and she turn out to have the sae dreams to action

she is just one example of people who dont yet know brac - eg jack ma is a big example but so is the whole network of national leaders discussing whether developing countries have invetsment needs that the g7 alone cant conceive of let alone design sustaianble community economics or education around

1 british aid ( i have no idea whether austrilian and ommonwesalth aid) need to be identified sepratley or if they all work as one  (also british delegation to aiib)




2 kddi - japans number 2 in cellular - partber with brac net - critical to understand if jack ma still owns main browser to india mobile who owns main browser to bangla mobile- how does all this connect or disconnect with bangla as elearning nation- how does this connect with japan embassy team and jica ( japan tends to low profile brand so if there are other japan networks that link with brac - i think they were once big in rice sceince we need to know who in brac organigram best understad all brac connection with japan both deeply in community such as rice and massively tech)

3 wise-educationaboveall un hub/girls edu city (or whomever at un gordon brown education envoy jack ma on eminent committee youth livelihoods; other on eminent committee concerned iwth region from first ladies of refugees (moza) to  conncetors of new africa (ghana, kagame, south africa post zuma)...wants edutech summit to be what microcreditsummit always could have been - this issue also raises who is bracs envoy to tsinghua because tsinghua is the picentre of servant leaders unis in the same way that i though brac was- you can see this by eg interviewing all top people at brac uni on their partnerships with univetsities and then searching to see tsingua's connections in same places; tsinghua also host annual meeting to china tech and public servant leaders value each others development of youth - (china has many more subtleties but if you start with tsinghua they can map all the other gateways including chengdu the designated city for south west youth exhnages- i know the person in new york responsible for inviting 2000 exchnage students every 4 months)- mostofa i think you know that if you go to YouthGlobalAffairs.com - can you help with new york agency for global2.0 and wise@UNGA - top right hand col lists as many chinese wise delegates as i can and i try and sort out who does what but this would be much easier to do if eg islam visted tsinghua and went through this list with eg director of education department at tsinghua who attended wise and amys friend ying lowrey who scouts for students jack ma needs most aliresearch.com is now only in chinese but is yings portal - she is author of book alibabaway; her main mentor is nobel economist mass thriving in columbia; she started her career as a barefoot dosctor so it shouldnt bee too dificult for her to want to help brac



4 who is brac s main health partner- whats confusing here is that the main billionnaire invetsor in last mile health is george soros  and sir fazle is his main open socuety laureate- it used to be easy to talk to jim kim about why he loved sir fazle abed so much but not now he;s at world bank where he has been told to end all favoritism with people he used to know which includes all of ww.pih.org and so all of boston- att aiib in korea last summer i talked to the hong kong person who jim kim chose for the IFC the financial arm of the world bank - he said he joined wanting to try so much - the job imprisoned him and jim kim in bureacracy - hence he has left and if there is one chienese person in dc jim kim can still rely on braisntroming with - well i dont know who that is- also what happened to paul romer is noteworthy- he wrote a review that peru hadnt really folowed up all the chances kim had given it and jim kim was told by whole of latin america to fire romer - this is only a small example of wheels within wheels when a bretton woods institution insists every national delegation should be in the head office and boss the overall leader in this case jim kim or mapmaker romer - oirtunately guterres has made it clear that he is no ban ki-moon - he will move wahtever works whereever it needs to be even if that means the un in manhatan becomes trumps next hotel which is want DJK-manny wants anyhow
-if youth want to spread arts go and talk to monica yunus and fosun at Sing for Hope | Uplifting Lives Through The Arts they have an exhibition space a few yards from imperative fund


5 legatum/ both at mit boston and dubai and whose coders with kenya nick hughes built brac's http://www.bkash.om   (there is also some connection between all this and abdul latif though i fear latif may still be stuck with grameen bank - and you know saudi g20 in 2020 alongside dubai expo 2020 nd qatar outpositioning both places in terms of future of youth makes the middle east tricky in ways china may not yer see) but hopefully tokyo g20 2019 Mastermind Quiz- saving human race from extinction 2030-1946  2020-beijing olympics 2022. (qatar world cup 2022) macron olympics 2024 can help youth outpace saudi if it is a BGB race in opposite directions - note mit is alos hub of berners lee- who in his team needs to know who at bracnet




6 mastercard foundation - its director alumn of tufts close friend of iqbal says her parnership out of uganda has been main one in testing what girls adolesent clubs can do - i am not sure this is wholy the case because otherwise why dont they know audrey; but what we need is brac to clarify its main sponsorship corcle of girls clubs so we can see if they are more collaborative or more focused as you go from one nation to another- i do underdtasd that girls clubs have to be sasfe first this is one reasn why it may be that only brac not a whole citcle of its sponsors can scale this major girls channel of BGB

7 gates foundation -what does it do for brac - i thinks gates want tanzania to be its main lab for fintech, and everything; i understand it learns from brac on doing this but not sure i understand if it explains brac to all theotehr technolgists who belive gates foundation is pivotal

8 unicef, child maternal health - in the days of james grant - brac and unicef changed the world tigether that is presumably why brac uni coulod be lead last mile servant leader school- curricula- khan academy's missing piece too but we dont understand who is this schools main partber any longer both columbia and berkeley apparently launched some stuff with fazle but when i go to tesde universities i can really find whos doing this -more to the point ed resor sho has helped bracnet from 1996 and compiles allopen learning at Home doesnt seem to be able to find any brac connectiosn at columbia- not of the sort who can help us walk over to the unicef or the un (ed plase forgive me if i have misdescribed this - as you know you had several klite coleagues at wise but i dont think any of them met sir fazle nor the chiense edutech people they could have if vrac was known to be pivotal to open learing community livelihods)

9 when it comes to heath there is also the global fund - of course when it comes to ending tb and ending malaria brac has more real solutions than all the huge ad camapigns that are sponsored by bed net manufacturers- if i underdtand correctly malaria only goes away when you completely updrade wash/sanitation (not sure i understad who brac's main parter in that is)

10 you could also review each major enterprsie markets that brac is national leader of from milk powder tech to poultry to crafts to silks, spices - i am not sure who the global  industry knowhow leaders are of this and how they fit as ecommerce will increasingly enter these markets

this is in no way complete- but honest to goodnedss anyone who doesnt search trough brac connections cant ultimately help the world poorest girls which is why brac needs rebranding eg BRAC BGB (Billion Girls Boys) - the poorest half billion girls need learning access to what brac can share not what some standardised publisher curriculum producer monpolises 4 ways
whats taught
whats researched
whats examined
whats certified

edutech and fintech can come together now across india china and bangaldesh - if they dont its not clear how many humans will be alive in 2050 -thanks

green is not clear - mostfa i think you said brac gave up microsolar becasue the government insisted on wining that - of cousre this brings us to the gov as the trickest partner of all - if you briefing does one page on all of partners above and just ends with brac thak s government for all its help is to much to start listing that may be the best way to satrt sharing a document on brac that doesnt cause local angst

also part 2 will list other missing flows - eg if i was to chat to one person in brac who looks at next countries girls need to be valued in and so brac gorl envoy club needs to be reaching out to - who is that person assuming sir fazle is too busy to chat that

also in the world of coopetition there are networks that may be local rivals but global partners- yunus and hs pr people like sam daley harris (results.org) never understood how generous sir fazle was as a global parnter- i assume some part of grameen phone does as ultimately it needs iqbal mit more than iqbal needs grameen - so BRAC BGB doorway to all the global brands 9eg john mackey wholefoods 1% fair trading agri value chains, france who thought it would elad the word with sustainability mba at hec invented by one youth whise first job was with mother teresa and another whose first job was in a bolivian microcredit) who thought they want to rediscover conscius market purspeois with yunus and needed to know sir fazle abed since 1997 when the clintons and queen sofia started designing summits which ended up greenwashing the way american fame media is world expert in

of course the whole world of communicatiosn BGB its simpler if a storyteler like amy is given something to viralise every few months because thats digitsal village's new ground up girls marketing and why brac brand architecture is a project that has never been done before even though i published the genre of brand architecture 30 years ago with people like ian ryder and jack yan whilst working for prioce waterhouse coopers and big ad agencies









see attached graph- if beliving in satyagraha or equivalent culture - franscican, confucian, zen, DAMO)you want to end how colonisation reduced china and india's markets by 90% (main case of poverty then india and bangaldehs and china build a railway along south coast to china and straighy line across india eg mumbia to calcutta and on theorogh cox's bazaar and to china's rich east coast; you build a railiway traignline from cox's to cengdu to beijing; and the chengdhu railway line therough delhi hits the cost at pakistan gward port - that is the map that all south asia youth networks need to start with and tehn exchnage with aseans' map which is alread more or less agreed with china - knowing where the trading route logically flow can help billion girls boys sustian communities with peace- there is no need for ared navies if all the caosteal riutes free up trade for all communities; of cousre ecomerce is 1000 times more advanced in seeing those possibilitiues but what hapens on the ground depends on failies communities learning for livelihoods brac bgb style

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