.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

Friday, September 29, 2017

to update my understanding -after latest trips to beijing , canada, and columbia university - in case its relevant to you or anyone you recommend to elaborate in more details  .. i will go anywhere to share network details if that can be useful

Argentina G20 july 2018 is the only scheduled world summit staged in the americas that china and friends of Guterres global 2.0 trust as offering before and after processes to incubate massive action networking solutions youth can celebrate. To be frank, from eastern hemisphere's peace and youth's wellbeing, xi jinping has to put far more focus on relations with eg India, S Korea and Japan both of whom have agreed to lead huge investment paradigms  -japan sports for all with ban ki moon cleaning up olympics ethics, india as the origin of new development banking multilateral partnerships, korea as leader of 2000 place governors benchmarking thriving carbon zero microeconomies. China desperately seeks Americans leading their own collaborations so youth can be sustainability generation. The 19th party congress is quite likely to demand that Xi limits his time in americas friendships unless something totally different happens to all english speaking media.

Therefore my question would be how will all the greatest movements for sustainability that americas have originated connect with argentina whilst also ensuring that argentina is thanked as a beacon for americas contribution to sustainability generation

Latin america has a lot to offer -its cultures inspired all jim kims development world on last mile health and all girl empowerment solutions out of bangladesh (paulo freire was the text both grameen and brac based micro-vilage development solutions on) including jack ma's challenge to muhammad yunus in 2008 to see who could create the next 100 million jobs by being true to financing girl empowerment

Argentina is the home of pope francis whose declarations on climate, youth and mercy (what jack ma calls loveq) are second to none as values

Jack ma's big data small analysis has been recognised as a game changer for development by unctad and at least 30 national leaders including argentina's leadership which have formed a partnership with him- jack is now replicating 3000 people leadership training wherever place leaders ask - see www.gateway17.com 




youth in trump's america and across its borders need to see that there are solutions; earlier this month mexico and brazil were part of china's 10 biggest developing nations powow -brics declaration  1 - they have been asked to design the most unique development projects their country needs funding as part of a nation mutual exchange of insanely great development projects









canada has always been the most radical leader in the west of how g20 can do sustainbility different networking that g7; its relationships with china on relevant digital indsutries is one that any latin american country that wants to celebrate digital social youth is invited to join in now - i believe this is highly relevant to the sort of event Roberto Perini keynoted at

i believe world bank is about to release the first ever world development report on education; china has several outside box ideas on education; sports for all is one jack ma is reorganising olympics around partnered by the female mayor of tokyo,  that nation's greatest education entrepreneur and new hope movement leader; both the youth case presented at world bank from columbia and the meta movement of special olympics out of DC have shown when communities take back charge of sports participation for all , education for all skills changes too; the other revolution china is backing is 10 times lower costs for acquiring second languages; the half billion chinese under 30s have clarified its very hard for them to friend the world in sustainability and human artificial intelligence projects if they cant speak other youth languages; the youth in development summit of world bank 2016 had some fabulous cases of youth starting up peer to peer language networks that are 10 times more affordable and efficient for youth; some people dismiss belt road mapping as too big- actually its the opposite- at every border china ever connects it invests in youth language and culture exchanges

sincerely
chris macrae
www.economistamerica.com bethesda 240 316 8157



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

is there a us state that wouldnt gain from making china their best partner


watch out for which state governors visit beijing
alaska
california
? minessota

is there any state that couldnt gain from china as best trade partner, and which market sector is it that makes them decline?


learn for their long-term win-win trade agreements between eg usa local produce communites and chinese rejuvenation dreams

america's most critical college year ever to july 2018

as jack ma announced UN edu commission sept 2016 - half of all youth will be unemloyable unless we change education systems and all other systems  sustainability generation need transformking as many tipping points eg climate and conflict boundaries are being reached
.edu revolution year 017-018 selected highlights..
g20 july 2018- will values of frnacis and paule freire recharge this summit? jack ma prfactices training of 3000 at www.gateway17.com -recent performace 9/25/17 - toronto- toronto major hub for sherpa to jak ma's 2016 prep for G20 china.  - education reports due - from world bank oct ; from unesco goal 4 nov ...the worlds education laureates return to wise oman after satelllite events of 1500 educators - wise@beijing , wise@madrid

after july the g20 baton is passed to tokyo- whicfh is alos epicentre in 2020 for javck ma's transforation of olympics for all!

canada total strategic partnership - fully underatdns chkina pivoit to a 700 middle class consumption economy- sees this a schna greatest bjob creating opportunitgy ever

argentina , jack ma has spent time there asking how to extend his ewtp to marketgs such as beef which china has massively opened up - tghe poes fraherland is the wprld stage for july 2018 - the greatest expo space that class of 2017-2018 can help incubate solution forxi jinping has been putting exyraordinary efforts into may latin american countreus but in terms of linking more than half the worlds p;eople into demanding new development banking (its 70 yeras since 1946 bretoon woods model)  -brazil  and mexico have bene presidents most personally briefed

most counties on either side of usa are radically chnaing thei main trading partbner to china for all sectorfs that small enterprises van have vibrfant imoact in

of course if trump coljuld be converted to green and sustaining yoiuth livelihoods , then the whuole contients youth coluld start celebrating each other
previously
\how year 2016-2017 began
30 national leaders and counting invite families and youth to change the world of education and media - why change if we keep old education half of all youth will be underemployed- lets unite the greatest #learninggeneration - thanks to these leaders
justin van fleet
  Commission - most exciting report on education to be issued UN NY 18 Sept
Coursera - Education

Co-covenors : Norway’s PM Erna Solberg,  Chile’s Michelle Bachelet Indonesia’s Joko Widodo,  Malawi’s Peter Mutharika, UNESCO Irina Bokova  acceptance by Ban Ki-Moon

Commissioners Gordon Brown (chair, scotland);  Jim KimJack Ma (China),  Gracia Machel (S Africa), Amartya Sen,

Ananat Agarwal, Jose Manuel Barroso, Felipe Calderon (Mexico), Kristin Clemet (Norway), Aliko Dangote (Nigeria), Julia Gilard, Bael Raza Jamil (Pakistan), Amel Karboul (Tunisia), Jakaya Kikwete (tanzania), Yuriko Koike (Japan), Anthony Lake (UNICEF), Ju-Ho Lee (South Korea),  Strive Masiyowa Zimbabwe telecom billionnaire,  Teopisyta Biriungi Mayanja (S Korea), Shakira Mebarak Superstar singer from Colombia, Patricio Meller (Chile),  Ngozi Oko0nzo-Iweala (Nigeria), Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi (United Arab Emirates),  Kailash Satyarthi (india),  Theo Sowa (African Women Development), Lawrence Summers, Helle Thorning Schmidt (SAve The Children International)

==================================================