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).

‘A trial jury is like an audience at a play that wants to be entertained’

Janet Malcolm writes: Ten years earlier I had published a two-part article in The New Yorker about a disturbance in an obscure corner of the psychoanalytic world whose chief subject, a man named Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, hadn’t liked his portrayal … Continue reading

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Changing Psychiatry’s Mind

Dr. Gavin Francis writes in the New York Review of Books: David Rosenhan’s “On Being Sane in Insane Places,” published in Science in 1973. Eight researchers, including Rosenhan, presented themselves at twelve psychiatric institutions, complaining that they were hearing indistinct … Continue reading

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‘It is closing time in the gardens of the West’

Daphne Merkin writes in 2019: * As one grows older and reaches one’s sixties and seventies, the world grows smaller and the air seems to thin, reminding one that mortality hovers. Although all of us sustain losses—of loved ones, friends … Continue reading

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How God Becomes Real: Kindling the Presence of Invisible Others

From the New York Review of Books: * “People evangelize because they fear that the belief to which they have committed themselves may not be true.” * For American evangelicals, the problem of God is endlessly a problem of the … Continue reading

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Failure and the American Dream

'For My Brothers And Sisters In The Failure Business' (4-16-21) https://t.co/sQerxCaz1x — (((Luke Ford))) (@lukeford) April 18, 2021 00:00 Seymour Krim (1922-1989) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour_Krim 02:00 Krimstatic, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVZJyJkmag0 04:00 “For My Brothers and Sisters in the Failure Business” by Seymour Krim, https://archive.org/details/artofpersonaless0000unse_e7g9/page/578/mode/1up … Continue reading

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