"[I]t is the sacred duty of the State to intervene so that the struggle may contribute to ideal ends that are universal. Hence the significance of the force or power of the State. Unlike other forms of force, it has a sort of sacred import, for it represents force consecrated to the assertion and expansion of final goods which are spiritual, moral, rational.?[Progressive]"
"[T]he State, if not avowedly something mystic and transcendental, is at least a moral entity, the creation of a self-conscious reason operating in behalf of the spiritual and ideal interests of its members. Its function is cultural, educative . . .?[Progressive]"
"The way in which people spend their leisure after the days journey is over ? the way in which they play ? offers them the best chance of contributing to the enhancement of one anothers lives. If the time ever comes when poverty is comparatively negligible and when human impoverishment can no longer be charged up to gross economic maladjustments, ? if such a time ever comes, as it well may, the rule of live-and-help-live will assume a better meaning than it has at present and will challenge the d"
"Germany is the modern state which provides the greatest facilities for general ideas to take effect through social inculcation. Its system of ideas is adapted to that end. Higher schools and universities are really, not just nominally, under the control of the state and part of the state life . . . . Moreover, one of the chief functions of the universities is the preparation of future state officers. Legislative activity is distinctively subordinate to that of administration conducted by a train"
Bruno Loerzer (Left) Anthony Fokker (Middle) and future Nazi Party leader Hermann Goering (Right) posing for a photograph. Loerzer and Goering wearing their Pour le Mérite medals for personal achievement in aviation combat.