Re: San Marino Faces Hard Choices (Times, Sept. 20).
It is always presumptuous to give advice, but having lived in San Marino for 15 years (1960s, '70s and '80s), I can't contain myself.
Basically, the situation San Marino faces is one of cultural priorities. Whereas in the past volunteerism, especially with youth groups, was the norm, today education and economic success are foremost.
Ideally, cross-cultural social events might help, but would the various groups participate? Perhaps, a neighbor-to-neighbor approach or a church-oriented one would be a small step.