“In all the exchanges of Pope John’s four-year pontificate,”says BARBARA WARD,“one can observe a common thread: to understand what lay behind men’s angers and suspicions, to find what united men and where a common interest could be discerned.”Here is Barbara Ward’s appraisal of the late Pope.
When we invited BARBARA WARD, LADY JACKSON, to do the climactic paper for this supplement, one in which she would look ahead to the prospects of a greater Christian unity, her reply was touching in its candor: ”I’ll do my best. I am not a theologian, I am not an ecumenicist, and I am a shockingly bad Christian. However, the Church was designed for sinners, so perhaps it is appropriate to ask us what we hope for.”
‟The trial we face today,” says BARBARA WARD,‟is to out dream the Communist visionaries, outwork the Communist fanatics, and outdare the voices of defeatism within our own society.” Author and lecturer on international affairs. Barbara Ward has tired in Ghana for the past five years and makes frequent trips to the United States. Her new book, THE RICH ACTIONS AND THE POOR NATIONS,will soon be published.
BARBARA WARD and her husband, Sir Robert Jackson, have been in residence in Ghana fairly steadily since 1953. There she has watched the emergence of the new nation, and there at the University of Ghana to a group of students and officials she delivered the five stirring talks which compose her new book, FIVE IDEAS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD.
From her residence in Ghana for the past three years, BARBARA WARD, former foreign editor of the London ECONOMIST, has had an opportunity to size up the needs of an underdeveloped country, as she did in her earlier stay in India. She estimates, ”If the wealthier nations contributed one per cent of their national incomes each year to world development, they could comfortably cover all present needs.”
“Rocket for rocket,”says BARBARA WARD, the former foreign editor of the London ECONOMIST, “the Western fencers can catch up with the Russians. But speeding up the arms race will not end the tension. Is there an alternative which does not entail the appeasement of Russian imperialism? ” This is her objective in the article which follows.
Wooing and bungling, the voluble Khrushchev and his silent partner, Bulganin, made their way through Southeast Asia fabricating for each occasion promises which again and again were greeted with acclaim. Their reception and their utterances force us to re-examine the real needs of Asia and to determine a more effective policy than we of the West have thus far achieved. BARBARA WARD,former Foreign Editor of the London Economist, has this to recommend.
“The really significant division in this age.”savs BARBARA ”is no longer better Right and Left, or pregressives and conservatives, or radicals and traditionalists. It is between those who. consciously or not. accept the new inhuman totalitarian order and those trim do not. In the following article Miss Ward, a leading Roman Catholic and formerly the Foreign Editor of the London Economist. traces the trends in the ff estern world which have shattered the dreams of Marxists, Liberals, and Conservatives alike.
”We must recognize” writes BARBARA WARD,“that during the epoch of the Marshall Plan, the Communists in Europe were at a loss for a moral weapon. Now, in the period of rearmament, it is the moral issue which they are making the center of their campaign.”Miss Ward, formerly the Foreign Editor of the London Economist, has been living for the past year in Australia. She trill soon set out on a trip round all the states of the Commonwealth, taking with her the half-completed manuscript of her new book, the theme of which, she tells us, is that “freedom and moral choice hare never been the soft option.
BARBARA WARD early established her reputation in her brilliant editorials in the London Economist. Last spring she left her desk to be married and to live in Australia. She has promised the Atlantic a new series of articles. Meantime, she writes, “Life here continues to be strewn with lotus. After all the hurly-burly of the Economist and London and the BBC and a hundred other things, it is bliss to sit and savor the passing of time. I am reading Newman and the Fathers and my next book will have nothing to do with economics.“
BARBARA WARD, whose editorials in the London Economist marked her as a brilliant young journalist, has recently married and is now on her way to Australia. A leading Roman Catholic, whose buoyancy and faith put fresh heart in others, she has written this exhortation which we hope will be translated into the free tongues o the Western world; it will stand as the concluding chapter in her new book, Policy for the West, to be published by W. W. Norton and Company next month.
The British elections settled no great national questions, and they left altogether untouched the larger issues of world politics. Neither party gave the British voter any guidance on how to create the flexible, prosperous, and expanding world economy on which the cold war against Russia must depend. Among the ablest spokesmen for post-war Britain, BARBARA WARD has been the foreign editor of the London Economist since 1940. She is also a governor of the Old Vic and the youngest governor of the BBC.
Assistant Editor of the London Economist, a Governor of the BBC, and a Governor also of the Old Vic, BARBARA WARDis one of the very ablest spokesmen for post-war Britain. Her new book, The West at Bay, has been widely read on both sides of the Atlantic. Notv looking beyond the year 1952, which has been set as the goal for the Marshall Plan, Miss Ward asks of the democracies a determination to enlarge their interests and to work out currency, production, and defense problems on a lasting rather than a temporary basis.
The Assistant Editor of the London Economist, now in her thirty-fourth year, BARBARA WARDis as attractive as she is intelligent. She was educated at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Felixstowe, studied at the Sorbonne, and took Honors in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford in 1935. She has often spoken in this country, and she brings to her lectures as to her books a clear mind, a firm hold on economic truths, and a faith in man’s capacity which shines like a beacon through her words.