Do Not Praise That POS Bjartur: Independent People, Reviewed

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Six decades ago this year, Halldór Laxness was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for his vivid epic power which…

How The Pirates Are Taking Over Icelandic Politics

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If you’ve been online in the past seven years, you most likely know that the world has a minor fascination…

The Secret History Of The Collapse

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The world has changed significantly since 2008, and it owes a great deal to Iceland for this shift, but not…

Every Thug Needs A Lady

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Remember the war in Afghanistan? Of course you do. Not only does it have the distinction of being the longest…

A Future Citizen Of Iceland?

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Just three years after WikiLeaks first published classified information with help from volunteers in Reykjavík, another massive national security scandal…

Partying With The Pirates

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Two weekends ago, I couldn’t have been happier to be in Reykjavík, thousands of miles from home— even more pleased…

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson Founds The Arctic Circle

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President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson announced the formation of a new institution designed to facilitate global discussion about the arctic at…

IMF Urged “Debt Restructuring Outside Courts”

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According to one of the American diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, Mark Flanagan, chief of the IMF team in Iceland,…