Scott Fina's opinion piece ("A Mae Sai ethos," July 19) was excellent. In fact, it was superb. Dr. Fina presented his clear, knowledgeable view of the Mae Sai rescue based on his direct experience of the dangers, skill, courage, and altruism that ultimately made the rescue a success. He wisely pointed out that amazing things can be done when people of diverse ethnicities, religions, political views, and nationalities put aside their differences and join together for a deeply humane cause.
His extrapolations to the divisive, polarized milieu of our own nation were a breath of fresh air. Thank you, Scott Fina.