“I’m told, our brains are actually designed to make judgments about our fellow human beings from their faces and their upper-body language,” writes “The Gadfly” columnist ROBERT MACKLIN.
THE best way to listen to politicians on television, I’ve discovered, is not at all.
I don’t mean turn them off entirely – though several of my family would certainly vote for that – just the sound. It’s a distraction. All you’re missing is pabulum mixed with repetition, exaggeration and the occasional fib.
But turn it off and suddenly you’re treated to a face in close-up that can tell you much more about the character of the speaker than all the wordage in the world.
In fact, I’m told,…