LIMITS OF THE STATE
THE ancient state asserted and enforced the right to interfere in every relation of life. No field of activity was recognised by the state as pertaining absolutely and solely to the individual. The citizen was born and was expected to live for the state, and it was for the state to determine his life.
In the Middle Ages, among the Teutons themselves, with all their innate love of liberty,1 there____________________
"The first conception is based upon the idea of the state's omnipotence as it was most sharply defined in the absolutist doctrines of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. . . .
The second theory on the other hand is that of the Teutonic