from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Advocacy of the revision of an accepted, usually long-standing view, theory, or doctrine, especially a revision of historical events and movements.
- n. A recurrent tendency within the Communist movement to revise Marxist theory in such a way as to provide justification for a retreat from the revolutionary to the reformist position.
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- n. the advocacy of a revision of some accepted theory, doctrine or a view of historical events
- n. an evolutionary form of Marxism, abandoning some of its original principles
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a moderate evolutionary form of Marxism
- n. any dangerous departure from the teachings of Marx
Meanwhile, Pravda revived the term revisionism in criticism of Kardelj's failure to support the Soviet view of the Hungarian revolution (Yu.
All the revisionism is for naught because the facts will come out.
This particular line of revisionism is discredited with anyone who even wants to try and play the game. 9/11 truthers probably have more going for them than “land without a people, people without a land” fantacism. more in sadness Says:
Wow, your comments Aaron P about the KLAN indicates that you didn't stay in school, or you were highly spoonfed some historical revisionism from a lib teacher!
Historical revisionism is one thing, but could Josef Stalin make a comeback in Russian popularity?
It seems as if revisionism is starting early on George W's place in history.
It will be interesting to see how China, a country rich in historical revisionism aka "If we say it, it is true" will react in a world where the individual has a choice whether or not to buy things that are Made in China.
The origin of the particular word revisionism is historically linked with German Social Democracy before 1914 and this is where any discussion must start.
Ms. Brown uses Lincoln as an example, and unfortunately, given these days of Internet revisionism, that is perhaps not an overwhelming example.
We could discuss the odd use of the phrase "past two decades" to describe historical revisionism, which is a century old and has wreaked havoc on church bodies that used to be so important they were called mainline.