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A terrorist's burial and our common humanity

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In the national conversation about whether and where to bury Boston marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, leave it to the poet undertaker Thomas Lynch to remind us why we bury even criminals and terrorists—because the burial of the dead “is sort of Humanity 101.” Here’s his interview on NPR.  And here is U.S. Catholic’s interview with Lynch from 2002.

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