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New York, which is founded on forward motion and thus loath to acknowledge its dead, merely causes them to walk, endlessly unsatisfied and unburied, to invade the precincts of supposed progress, to lay chill hands on the heedless present, which does not know how to identify the forces that tug at its rationality.
I think excessive rationality can be very dangerous. Certainly the kind of rationality we’ve seen in the last hundred years, and still see on a daily basis when Madeleine Albright says that it’s all right, we have to live with the idea of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children dying because it contains Saddam Hussein.
If we compare a severely defective human infant with a nonhuman animal, a dog or a pig, for example, we will often find the nonhuman to have superior capacities, both actual and potential, for rationality, self-consciousness, communication and anything else that can plausibly be considered morally significant.