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A Scandinavian Visitor Looks At U.S. Institutions
In the last 2 years, I have visited a number of public institutions in several states, and on each occasion I have reacted with disbelief and bewilderment to what I saw. I found it difficult to understand how a society which is built on such noble principles, and which has the resources to make these principles a reality, can and will tolerate the dehumanization of a large number of its citizens in a fashion somewhat remindful of Nazi concentration camps....
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Title: A Scandinavian Visitor Looks At U.S. Institutions
From: Changing Patterns in Residential Services for the Mentally Retarded
Creator: Bengt Nirje (author)
Date: January 10, 1969
Format: Government Document
Publisher: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, D.C.
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: ch.4, pp.53-57
Keywords: Advocacy; Burton Blatt; Children; Civil Liberties & Rights; Cognitive Disability; Deinstitutionalization; Economics; Education; Educational Institutions; Government; Government Agencies; Holocaust; Human Rights; Institutions; Laws & Regulation; Medicine & Science; Mental Retardation; Neglect; Normalization; Policy; Prejudice; President's Committee On Mental Retardation; Restraints; Social Welfare & Communities; Sweden; Wolf Wolfensberger
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy

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