A Quote by Thomas Szasz on america, death, good, liberty, life, names, and people

Had the white settlers in North America called the natives 'Americans' instead of 'Indians', the early Americans could not have said that the 'only good Indian is a dead Indian' and could not have deprived them so easily of their lands and lands and lives. Robbing people of their proper names is often the first step in robbing them of their property, liberty, and life.

Thomas Szasz (1920 - ?)

Source: The Untamed Tongue: a Dissenting Dictionary

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