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February 2014

Dear all. About four years ago I released  an eBook through this blog called The Little Book of the Icelanders. Almost immediately it was a success, and people started asking me when the next one would come out. Well, the time has come. I am thrilled and delighted to announce that the sequel to the […] Read more

News highlights of the week 15-22 February 2014, as digested by Yours Truly. A bull walks into a china shop The week started with a bang last Sunday morning when PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson appeared on the weekly talk show Sunnudagsmorgun. The PM has been increasingly under fire for his dictatorial ways of late [e.g. see […] Read more

News highlights of the week 10-15 February 2014, as digested by Yours Truly. Reykjavík – Amsterdam Minister of Health Kristján Júlíusson [IP] has gone on record to support  ideas on decriminalizing drug use. Conventional strategies to combat  the “war on drugs” are not working any better here in Iceland than anywhere else in the world, and […] Read more

Introducing my consulting services!

Dear all. Those of you who are familiar with this website may have noticed a change to it in the last few days. That change has been made to reflect something that I have unofficially been doing for several years now – providing research and consulting services about Iceland. Those of you who have followed […] Read more

Iceland’s week in review, February 2-9

Just for fun I thought I’d try posting a selection of this week’s news stories here in Iceland. Obviously there have been many more than these, so I’m focusing on those that have caught my attention [or, more specifically, that warranted so much attention that I can still remember them by the weekend]. There’s Sochi, […] Read more