No death should be celebrated, I feel. No exceptions.

Alexei Sorokin
3 min readFeb 18, 2024

When Saddam Hussein was executed, I remember some people rejoicing at his death. I have no recollection of the details. Americans? Iraqis? Just people cheering in the streets.

I thought then — this is just so sad, so distasteful. My reaction had nothing to do with my attitude toward Hussein.

I can think of other examples like Bin Laden, or I can consider currently alive individuals whose death will be boldly celebrated by many. This also brings to mind another example — how the families of victims attend the…

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Alexei Sorokin

A Russian immigrant in America, father of 4, Cambridge and Harvard Business School alum. I run and write every day. https://runningwritingliving.substack.com/