"Our inherited family structure had fathers as the notional heads of families, a situation which allowed in practice a good deal of delegated authority to wives and elder children.  No doubt this convention of authority subjected many families to the petty tyranny of tiresome fathers, but its overthrow in our generation, while no doubt liberating some families from tyranny, has liberated others from family life altogether.”  -- Kenneth Minogue, "The End of Authority and Finality”