By Charles Gutierrez
From Issue 122
Princess Navina, in her exploration of world cultures, discovers Voluntaria. She searches high and low for any traces of government, but all she finds is a people who mind their own affairs, who meet the common needs of life, including justice and utilities and public order, by creative free enterprise in a fertile free market. This little book has renewed my belief that a just society is possible, and is a lot easier than reading than Ayn Rand or Carl Watner. Is it as big or filled with educational details as these other books? No. Is it as inspiring as Atlas Shrugged? Yes, in its own simple way. Will this book garner a Caldecott Medal? Is it great literature by New York or Parisian or Cuban standards? Probably not: but it is great storytelling, and a delightful read for lovers of liberty. It is my new answer to those who say “If everyone believed like you we’d have ANARCHY!” I say, “No, if everyone believed like I do we’d have VOLUNTARIA!”
Princess Navina Visits Voluntaryia comes off as a “harmless” little book which could begin a beautiful revolution in the hearts of all, both young and old. I highly recommend it.