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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. 

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

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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