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).

Watching The English By Kate Fox

Here are some highlights: Any discussion of English conversation, like any English conversation, must begin with The Weather. And in this spirit of observing traditional protocol, I shall, like every other writer on Englishness, quote Dr Johnson’s famous comment that … Continue reading

Posted in English | Comments Off on Watching The English By Kate Fox

Watching The English By Kate Fox

Here are some highlights: * ‘How’s the Englishness book going? What chapter are you working on?’ ‘The one about sex.’ ‘So, that’ll be twenty blank pages, then?’ THE KNEE-JERK HUMOUR RULE I’ve lost count of the number of times I … Continue reading

Posted in English, Sex | Comments Off on Watching The English By Kate Fox

The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett wrote in 2017: * In the 1920s, Muriel Bristol attended a summer’s afternoon tea party in Cambridge, UK. A number of professors and their spouses were also in attendance. On this particular occasion, the host poured Bristol a … Continue reading

Posted in Class | Comments Off on The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class

I Argue With Paul Gottfried

Posted in Adolf Hitler, Anti-Semitism, Germany | Comments Off on I Argue With Paul Gottfried

Hitler and Abductive Logic: The Strategy of a Tyrant By Ben Novak

Here are some excerpts from this 2014 book: * The question that initiated this study was a simple question that mystified Adolf Hitler’s contemporaries and has subsequently baffled historians and biographers: Why was Hitler successful in his rise to power? … Continue reading

Posted in Adolf Hitler | Comments Off on Hitler and Abductive Logic: The Strategy of a Tyrant By Ben Novak