Author Archives: Luke Ford

About Luke Ford

I’ve written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).

Why Is Trump Moving The U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem?

This is the best explanation I’ve heard yet. Andrew Sullivan writes: I have to say I roll my eyes at the various attempts to explain President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state, and to … Continue reading

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Ovadiah Yosef – The Early Years (1)

I’m listening to this lecture by Marc B. Shapiro for Torah in Motion. Apparently, the late Israeli sage Ovadiah Yosef did not come from a distinguished rabbinic family. He had two brothers who were not religious. The Sephardim have few … Continue reading

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Alt Right Torah – Parasha Mikeitz (Gen. 41:1-44.17)

This week’s Torah portion tells the story of “Joseph’s interpretation of Pharaoh’s dreams, Joseph’s rise to power in Egypt, and Joseph’s testing of his brothers.” * My cohost Dennis Dale asks: Is Judaism a proposition religion? * The story of … Continue reading

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The Case For Off-Shore Balancing

John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt wrote in 2016: Americans’ distaste for the prevailing grand strategy should come as no surprise, given its abysmal record over the past quarter century. In Asia, India, Pakistan, and North Korea are expanding their … Continue reading

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‘Liberal Dreams & International Realities’

John J. Mearsheimer has a new book containing eight chapters coming out next year with this working title. Three weeks ago, he gave three lectures at Yale based on material from his new book. “The United States has pursued liberal … Continue reading

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