Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 10:34:17 -0400

From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

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.