"No one can deny the significance of patriotism. Every country needs it. Patriotism gives the ties that bind people from all walks of life together. It creates a sense of oneness and strengthens national unity to achieve a common goal." "We need patriotism that is not rooted in race, ethnicity, or religion, but which embraces and respects cultural pluralism." "... Teaching on ethno-centric nationalism will also intensify conflicts both within and outside the country." This opinion piece ran in the Bangkok post and raises many interesting points.