The New Humanism – NYTimes.com.

What a piece of work is a man! Women, of course, have known this all along.

Seriously though, here is a thought-provoking and accessible discussion of something I suspect we all know to be true, but which our training, the discipline of organisations, the rational-technical mores of our society, tells us is soft, fuzzy, non-linear and non-rational and therefore to be ignored: namely, the integration of reason and emotion, the place of values in a rational world, and the blindness of blind reason.