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).

The German Historicist Tradition

Here are some highlights from this 2012 book by Frederic Beiser: * …, historicism undermined the perennial search in Western philosophy to find transcendent justifications for social, political and moral values, i.e., the endeavor to give these values some universal … Continue reading

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The Origins Of Totalitarianism (1948)

Hannah Arendt writes: * Drunkenness and incompetence, which loom so large in any description of Russia in the twenties and thirties and are still widespread today, played no role whatsoever in the story of Nazi Germany, while the unspeakable gratuitous … Continue reading

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Trolling Journalists and the Risks of Digital Publicity

Professor Silvio Waisboard writes in 2020: * Fresno Bee educational reporter Mackenzie Mays became the target of online trolling after she published stories on sex education and teen pregnancy in local schools in early 2018. In one story, she reported … Continue reading

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Resilience to Online Censorship

Political Science professor Margaret E. Roberts writes in 2020: * While the Internet has long been touted as a technology that is difficult to censor, regimes around the world have adopted a wide variety of censorship technologies and online propaganda … Continue reading

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What is the future of free speech? Are there any positive trends? (1-15-21)

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-foreign-bitcoin-trader-capitol-rioters-20210115-7fml7ojgx5gdxaqvfblxdd4gn4-story.html https://www.wsj.com/articles/jack-dorsey-has-second-thoughts-11610667168?mod=opinion_lead_pos2 https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-common-carrier-solution-to-social-media-censorship-11610732343 https://nypost.com/2021/01/15/mexicos-president-vows-to-fight-social-media-censorship/ Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy by George Gilder, https://www.amazon.com/Life-After-Google-Blockchain-Economy-ebook/dp/B072NYKG2G/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1610744349&sr=1-1

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