Celebrating Death?

May 3, 2011

If we’re done chanting “USA! USA!” in response to the death of Osama bin Laden—as Phillies fans did during an otherwise frustrating game Sunday night—maybe it’s time to do some serious reflection, as Annette John-Hall does in her column in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer. “I simply can’t celebrate death,” she writes, “even if it’s the demise of a despot who orchestrated the deaths of so many innocent people.”

Revenge tastes good but is less filling.