Alain de Botton:
"The sense of uncertainty, the ecstatic sense that anything might happen, has given way to a slow-footed normality. Politicians who impressed us by seeming so vulnerable, unsure, spontaneous and as a result tantalisingly and excitingly "alive" have now reverted to type. Standing outside their imposing ministries, they are once more sounding certain, confident, unflappable, as though everything was always meant to be like this – even though we know that, briefly, the grown-ups' rules were in the air and life was malleable and agreeably chaotic."
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