Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 10:34:17 -0400 From: Ron Butters Subject: "Privilege" as a "Marxist" Verb? Fred Shapiro writes: >It appears ... that "privileging" >in the vogue ... probably originated as >a Marxist term, although it may >have had some non-Marxist roots >as well. >E. D. Hirsch, Jr. published ... >"Privileged Criteria in Literary .Evaluation" in ...1969 ... yes--Hirsch is not a Marxist, and I don't think he was a Marxist in 1969, either. For that matter, the German article Shapiro cites for 1977 is not identifiably "Marxist" in the quote Shaprio supplies. But perhaps he has other evidence.