Editorial Anna and Igor Nabelek are auditory researchers who experienced the oppression of communism in Poland and Czechoslovakia. In 1979, they wrote a letter commenting on a new policy of the Acoustical Society of America that would prohibit meetings in states that had not ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. (Why ... Editorial
Editorial  |   July 01, 1994
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Editorial
Editorial   |   July 01, 1994
Editorial
American Journal of Audiology, July 1994, Vol. 3, 2. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0302.02
 
American Journal of Audiology, July 1994, Vol. 3, 2. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0302.02
Anna and Igor Nabelek are auditory researchers who experienced the oppression of communism in Poland and Czechoslovakia. In 1979, they wrote a letter commenting on a new policy of the Acoustical Society of America that would prohibit meetings in states that had not ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. (Why does this sound so familiar?) In part, they said,

One source of frustration for people living in communist countries is the injection of politics into every organization and into every aspect of public and professional, as well as personal, life. We felt a great relief, even joy, when here, in the United States, we could become members of professional societies in which one or another political opinion was not imposed on us.

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