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His Big Ears – “Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics” – Anonymous 

June 10th, 2011 · No Comments · Campaigning, Description, Political Fiction, Politics, Writing

Now he had his big ears on. She was explaining her program and he was in heavy listening mode, the most aggressive listening the world has ever known: aerobic listening. It is an intense, disconcerting phenomenon—as if he were hearing quicker than you can get the words out, as if he were sucking the information out of you. When he gives full ear—a rare enough event; he’s usually ingesting from two or three sources—his listening becomes the central fact of the conversation. He was doing this now, with the librarian, and she was staggering under it.

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