My Recommended Reading List

Here are the books that have most influenced me:

* Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences (2013)
* Lack of Character: Personality and Moral Behavior by John M. Doris (2005)
* The Tragedy of Great Power Politics by John J. Mearsheimer (2001)
* The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities by John J. Mearsheimer (2018)
* The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (1995)
* Changing the Immutable: How Orthodox Judaism Rewrites Its History by Marc B. Shapiro (2015)
* Limits of Orthodox Theology: Maimonides’ Thirteen Principles Reappraised by March B. Shapiro (2003)
* Between the Yeshiva World and Modern Orthodoxy: The Life and Works of Rabbi Jehiel Jacob Weinberg, 1884-1966 by Marc B. Shapiro (1999)
* The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert Caro (1974)
* Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl (1946)
* Conservative Claims of Cultural Oppression: On the Nature and Origins of Conservaphobia by Rony Guldmann (work in progress)
* Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness by Fred Luskin (2003)
* Twelve-Step Guide to Using The Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book: Personal Transformation: The Promise of the Twelve-Step Process by HerbK (2004)
* Men and Marriage by George Gilder (1986)
* Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism by Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin (1975)
* Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer (1989)
* Fairness and Freedom: A History of Two Open Societies: New Zealand and the United States by David Hackett Fischer (2012)
* Not Born Yesterday: The Science of Who We Trust and What We Believe by Hugo Mercier (2020)
* The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain by Annie Murphy Paul (2021)
* The Examined Life: How We Love And Find Ourselves by Stephen Grosz (2014)
* Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities by Eric Kaufman (2019)
* The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America by Eric Kaufman (2004)
* 12 Steps to Spiritual Awakening by HerbK (2023)
* Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity by James D. Tabor (2012)
* The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation by Philip Shenon (2009)
* Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love by Rachel Heller and Amir Levine (2012)
* Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love By Sue Johnson (2013)
* The Father Factor: How Your Father’s Legacy Impacts Your Career by Stephan B. Poulter (2006)
* The Mother Factor: How Your Mother’s Emotional Legacy Impacts Your Life by Stephan B. Poulter (2008)
* Betrayals: The Unpredictability of Human Relations by Gabriella Turnaturi (2007)
* Middlemarch by George Eliot (1871)
* War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1869)
* Corporate Confidential: 50 Secrets Your Company Doesn’t Want You to Know – and What to Do About Them by Cynthia Shapiro (2005)

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see 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 (
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