In a piece now redolent with irony, Marvin Mudrick wrote in the Hudson Review [circa 1980] that V.S. Naipaul was being "monotonously alarmist" about the dangers of political Islam. What did he fear, seriously — Bedouins "sweeping like the simoom out of the desert descending on Bloomingdale’s with fire and sword and no-limit credit cards?" His counsel amounted to "Grand Guignol with Dracula make-up and howls from the wind-machines in the wings as Islamic fanatacism threatens the very foundations of civilization: the sky is falling! the sky is falling!"
"Luke Ford reports all of the 'juicy' quotes, and has been doing it for years." (Marc B. Shapiro)
"This guy knows all the gossip, the ins and outs, the lashon hara of the Orthodox world. He’s an [expert] in... all the inner workings of the Orthodox world." (Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff)
"This generation's Hillel." (Nathan Cofnas)