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    Is the Family Authority on the Decline in Western Society?

    In July this year, the demise of a 17-year-old adolescent of immigrant lineage incited a nationwide racial upheaval in France. Following the quelling of the upheaval, President Macron delivered an address, affirming his commitment to “reinstate the sovereignty of all institutions throughout the nation, commencing with the family.” From a certain vantage point, the act of “reinstating family sovereignty” might signify a shift towards conservatism. It is facile to articulate, yet the veracity remains that the influence of paternalistic parents in contemporary households has waned within Western society. In numerous nations, the concept of “family” has transcended the traditional paradigm of “a monogamous couple and children,” as posited by American…

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