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[308a] and their children and the whole state often pass by imperceptible degrees from freedom to slavery.

Younger Socrates
That is a hard and terrible experience.

But how about those who incline towards courage? Do they not constantly urge their countries to war, because of their excessive desire for a warlike life? Do they not involve them in hostilities with many powerful opponents and either utterly destroy their native lands or enslave and subject them to their foes?

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