I wrote a year ago about my fascination with Iceland, and the extraordinary victory of the Best Party in winning control of Reykjavik City Council in 2010. See the blog post here. Hard economic decisions had to be made, and the Best Party is no longer the warm, fuzzy alternative choice, but the less popular incumbent. Whatever else happens, though, they produced the best ever feel good campaign video.
Jon Gnarr is an actor and comedian turned politician, so I was interested to find this 2011 interview on Inside City Hall, an American talk show. An intriguing look at the confluence of entertainment, satire, alternative politics, and the exercise of real power.
Still haven’t managed to get to Iceland. Would anyone like to offer me a job over there?