The Faces of Iceland

Icelandic culture is about facing others, from a group, not about facing emptiness as an individual and then coming together as a group.


So, how long can Icelanders continue to be enamoured of U.S. culture, which is built around the opposite? It seems an uneasy fit. Is it an island thing?


One thought on “The Faces of Iceland

  1. Josh Gross | The Jaguar

    Sometimes I wonder if people in other countries become enamored with US culture because there’s prestige attached to it. One of my hopes is that recent events in the US will expose the ugly sides of our culture to the rest of the world, so that they don’t get the false idea that US culture is somehow “better” than theirs.

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