Are birds better conversationalists than humans? Why the cover illustration?
Some Troppodilians may be interested in this New York Review of Books review of a book du jour entiled On Conversation: A History of a Declining Art by Stephen Miller.
Though this is far from ‘must read’ matreial, I think the general subject is an interesting one. The decline of the art of conversation – and most particularly the art of listening is a mark of our times I think – though listening is hard and not many of us are much good at it.