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?
"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.
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.
Tolkien's ring, like Gyges', corrupts, and enslaves
, even as it offers its owner invisibility and the temptation of unlimited powers.
"By objectivization," Berdyaev goes on to say, "the subject enslaves
itself and creates the realm of determinism."