This was all we ever had to do until the Golden Cap fell into the hands of the Wicked Witch of the West, who made us enslave
the Winkies, and afterward drive Oz himself out of the Land of the West.
You see, Monsieur, it's worth everything, isn't it, to keep one's intellectual liberty, not to enslave
one's powers of appreciation, one's critical independence?
The rendering a people fit for war, that they may enslave
their inferiors ought not to be the care of the legislator; but that they may not themselves be reduced to slavery by others.
He was a bad man and a powerful monarch, and he had resolved to destroy the Land of Oz and its magnificent Emerald City, to enslave
Princess Ozma and little Dorothy and all the Oz people, and recover his Magic Belt.
Had I seen it depicted in a novel, I should have thought it unnatural; had I heard it described by others, I should have deemed it a mistake or an exaggeration; but when I saw it with my own eyes, and suffered from it too, I could only conclude that excessive vanity, like drunkenness, hardens the heart, enslaves
the faculties, and perverts the feelings; and that dogs are not the only creatures which, when gorged to the throat, will yet gloat over what they cannot devour, and grudge the smallest morsel to a starving brother.
But I want to view the matter, Thrasymachus, in a different way: You would not deny that a state may be unjust and may be unjustly attempting to enslave
other states, or may have already enslaved them, and may be holding many of them in subjection?