It wasn't too long ago when Iceland was something of the prom queen of nations, the envy of countless other countries. Which is precisely why this makes now an ideal time to pay a visit.
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Any doubts as to whether Iceland's elite has declared war on its people were dispelled this weekend.
A new generation of entrepreneurs is rising that may lead us, eventually, to a new order, one divorced from the old elite and all the corruption that they thrived on.
While Americans were watching Obama's inauguration, thousands of Iceland's citizens were fighting riot police around the Icelandic parliament building Althingi to try to prevent the world's oldest parliament from meeting.
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