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).

What’s Normal? Reconciling Biology and Culture

Here are some highlights from this 2016 book by Allan V. Horwitz: * Contemporary developed societies are the safest, healthiest, and most prosperous that have ever existed, so we might expect that their citizens would have low levels of fearfulness. … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary Of 9-11

00:00 My experience of 9-11 02:00 PBS Frontline documentary, America After 9-11, https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/america-after-9-11/ 48:00 Washington Post on 9-11 conspiracy theories, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/interactive/2021/911-conspiracy-theories/ 58:00 WSJ: Why There Hasn’t Been Another 9/11, https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-there-hasnt-been-another-9-11-11631332860?mod=hp_lead_pos9 1:07:30 Based Takes: Kenneth Brown: Intellectual Savior of the Dissident … Continue reading

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WASPS: The Splendors and Miseries of an American Aristocracy

Here are some highlights from this 2021 book: * You find comparatively few murderers among WASPs. * WASPs are creatures of guilt and self-questioning, more likely to kill themselves than kill others. Suicide blighted whole families. There were the Sturgises, … Continue reading

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The Sociology of Sports-Talk Radio (9-6-21)

Bud: “Luke, because your intro to Carl Schmitt, I no longer believe in Democracy, Human Rights or the Constitution. You should be kvelling with pride!” Perhaps a thru-line to some of what I do is to create a little more … Continue reading

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‘Tears: Man’s, G-d’s & The Angel’s’

“All professions strive to maximize the range of their legitimate authority.” (Allan V. Horwitz) “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” (Unknown) Rabbi Holland grew up in Lakewood and moved to … Continue reading

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