dd4353699b8c4bfAs I thought about what to write in this space, the typical things came to mind—reflections on 2012, hopes and plans for 2013, a glorified table of contents… But in the end I thought, why not relay a simple Christmas story, which in many ways says so much more about the Iceland of today than any of those other ideas.

It’s the story of Matthías Máni Erlingsson, a twenty-four-year-old who escaped from Iceland’s maximum-security prison on December 17 and managed to evade authorities for an entire week.

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