Author Archives: Luke Ford

About Luke Ford

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

Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter (2-18-24)

01:00 Dooovid’s renunciation of humor, https://twitter.com/RebDoooovid02:00 Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=15411213:50 Dooovid: People who like me find me funny23:40 Dooovid – the most serious guy in the shul 25:00 … Continue reading

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Financial Times: The surprising success of multi-ethnic cities (2-4-24)

01:00 Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=15411206:00 The Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=15422310:00 Dannagal Goldthwaite Young on identity and misinformation, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmbBEb14SDk59:40 The Women of the … Continue reading

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The Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility

In this 2014 book from Oxford University Press, academics Jeffrey M. Berry and Sarah Sobieraj note: * Outrage discourse involves efforts to provoke emotional responses (e.g., anger, fear, moral indignation) from the audience through the use of overgeneralizations, sensationalism, misleading … Continue reading

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Larry McMurtry and the Death of Book Culture

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Hobbes v Locke

The two philosophers I think about the most these days are Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. Hobbes argues for the absolute regime and Locke for the liberal state. Overall, my worldview is more aligned with Hobbes. In the state of … Continue reading

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