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The banality of triumph

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NEW YORK — It seems nearly heretical to say so, but the termination of Osama bin Laden feels oddly anti-climactic. 

Now what? And how to explain the sense that nothing has changed? The boogeyman may be dead, but the boogey is still at large in the world. 

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How, also, to explain my own discomfort as others have expressed jubilation? ’Twas a mystery.

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