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How to Listen and Why

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Sociologist Les Back, author of The Art of Listening, has published a fine little essay on "the ordinary virtues of paying attention" in the New Humanist. Back's notions about listening are fascinating and important. More potent still are the quotes he inserts from world-class listeners like writer and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi, cultural sociologist Flemming R√łgilds, and oral historian Studs Terkel. Here are a few choice quotes:

Source: New Humanist

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