A saga reader visiting Iceland now, expecting blood-thirstiness or violence from the population, is in for disappointment. He finds instead a mild, harmonious, democratic welfare state, just and literate, almost without murder, theft, or any violent crime. Doors are left unlocked and lost billfolds returned to strangers.
Jan 15, 2007
Still True Today
Bill Holm, Prairie Days (originally published as The Music of Failure), 1985: