Vladimir Putin

Adams, Sir John

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Cruelty in the world through lack of good listening. Words from the poet Burns. Illustrations of the lack of listening skills. Understanding the art of listening. The moral aspect of listening. The effects of radio. Ways in which the art of lecturing has changed, partly because of the radio. The speaker's desire for an imaginary instrument, the "phrenometer" and an explanation as to what it would measure. A detailed and amusing description of such a device. Examples of the use of such an instrument. A comedic performance.