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A Social History of Iceland

 by Michael Rowe


Tags: Great Writing, The Economist, The Second Pass, Iceland, history,

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If all you know about Iceland are its unpronounceable, un-spellable volcanoes, the musician Björk, and the fact that it’s near Greenland (but not as icy), then maybe you should read a bloodcurdling social history of the island nation. The Economist has a short and sweet (or maybe not-so-sweet?) review, which includes this choice passage:

Sounds relaxing.

(Thanks, The Second Pass.)

Source: The Economist 

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