Two questions from the early 20th century

From Max Weber’s essay, Parliament and Government in Germany under a New Political Order, published as a series of articles in the ‘Frankfurter Zeitung’ in 1917 as a critique of officialdom and the party system (though utterly relevant today):

(1) How is it at all possible to salvage any remnants of ‘individual’ freedom of movement in any sense, given this all-powerful trend towards bureaucratisation?

(2) In view of the growing indispensability and hence increasing power of state officialdom, which is our concern here, how can there be any guarantee that forces exist which can impose limits on the enormous, crushing power of this constantly growing stratum  of society and control it effectively?

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