Julian Markowitz's Articles
History, Politics & Rights
Happy Nonindigenous Peoples' Day!
Julian Markowitz October 7, 2021
Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates the imagined virtue of staying where you are born. Explorers’ Day would celebrate the very real virtues of investigating the world, discovering new places and possibilities, and taking the bold steps necessary to improve human life.
Education & Parenting, Politics & Rights
My Sixth-Grade Socialist Indoctrination
Julian Markowitz January 16, 2020
I wonder how much better off my classmates might be today if, at that tender age, they were taught about earning money and spending it according to their own values—rather than about making sacrifices in the name of “virtue.”