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It is often, falsely and cynically, argued that there is no such thing as a “global community.” The events near Chang Rai — with 12 boys from a local soccer team and their coach trapped in a cave — powerfully underscore two facts of life we would do well to remember.

First, a global community very much exists. And second, it can have very positive effects on the lives and well-being of people. After all, the mission resulted in the rescue of all those who were feared lost.

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