[Marxism] pejoratives (was Paul Buhle, a Democrat?)

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Tue Mar 22 22:20:18 MST 2005


Sologdin wrote:
>
>...i'm fond of such pejorative adjectives as "philistine," "byzantine," and
>"mandarin," though all these terms have tortured histories, and i'm 
>not sure if they're consistent with socialist goals e.g., 
>"philistine" has a history-in-fact that is directly contradictory to 
>its history-of-use.
>
>any thoughts here?

Proper capitalization solves all these problems.  Upper case=history-in-fact,
lower case=history-of-use.

Shane




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