July 11, 2016 at 01:51PM on Facebook

“Andri Snær could barely suppress a half-smile at what he knew to be the absurdity of a writer with a taste for the absurd playing a political part. Nor was his taste for irony diminished by the fact that he was currently close to second in the polls. He was often on his phone, talking or texting, with his dog, a shy whippet, whisking around his feet; it looked as if his strategist, pollster, and staff consisted of himself and the whippet. ‘The Presidency could be a role for a creative,’ he said, laughing.”
Adam Gopnick’s piece on the recent presidential election in Iceland is the perfect antidote to US election coverage, and may even restore some of your faith in humanity.
Iceland’s Historic Candidate