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re·vi·sion·ism

 (rĭ-vĭzh′ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. Advocacy of the revision of an accepted, usually long-standing view, theory, or doctrine, especially a revision of historical events and movements.
2. 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.

re·vi′sion·ist adj. & n.

revisionism

(rɪˈvɪʒəˌnɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes capital)
a. a moderate, nonrevolutionary version of Marxism developed in Germany around 1900
b. (in Marxist-Leninist ideology) any dangerous departure from the true interpretation of Marx's teachings
2. the advocacy of revision of some political theory, religious doctrine, historical or critical interpretation, etc
3. (Judaism) (usually capital) an ultra-nationalist form of Zionism that arose in Palestine in the 1940s
reˈvisionist n, adj

re•vi•sion•ism

(rɪˈvɪʒ əˌnɪz əm)

n.
1. (among Communists) any departure from Marxist doctrine, theory, or practice, esp. the tendency to favor reform above revolutionary change.
2. advocacy of revision, esp. of some authoritative or generally accepted doctrine, theory, or practice.
[1900–05]
re•vi′sion•ist, n., adj.

revisionism

Marxism. any deviation from Marxist theory, doctrines, or practice, especially to modify revolution to evolution. — revisionist, n., adj.
See also: Communism
a movement to reexamine historical information in the light of current knowledge. — revisionist, n., adj.
See also: History
the advocacy of revision, especially in relation to court decisions. — revisionist, n. — revisionary, adj.
See also: Law
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revisionism - any dangerous departure from the teachings of Marx
Bolshevism, collectivism, sovietism - Soviet communism
2.revisionism - a moderate evolutionary form of Marxism
Bolshevism, collectivism, sovietism - Soviet communism
Translations

revisionism

[rɪˈvɪʒənɪzəm] Nrevisionismo m

revisionism

revisionism

[rɪˈvɪʒəˌnɪzəm] n (Pol) → revisionismo
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Writer Chris Martinez said it is high time to discuss historical revisionism since it is the 'era' where people in power are twisting truth.
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In a series of tweets, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey stated: "Today was supposed to be a good day in Arizona, with the announcement of a major @Nike investment in Goodyear, AZ...Instead of celebrating American history the week of our nation's independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bowed to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism. It is a shameful retreat for the company.
The BiH Presidency member, A1/2eljko KomA!ic commended the statement of the Polish Ambassador to the UN Joanna Wronecka that the entity of Republika Srpska (RS) decision to establish an auxiliary police unit is an introduction into the establishment of entity armed forces and her observations on the history revisionism in this entity.
When established historians and academics lend credence to conspiracy theories and when such theories are infiltrated as facts into mainstream scholarly literature and textbooks, the situation becomes grave and leads to an extremely unethical practice known as historical revisionism.
Reading through the article, you would be moved to tears for a nation that is sinking into revisionism and whose more than 80 million citizens (who live below abject poverty line) are made to celebrate their depravity, demonise wealth and plaster ludicrous envy on those who live a bit of the better life.
For an event that has been written about so many times now, it is quite surprising how it still becomes a subject of what people call revisionism. Sure, many events in Philippine history need to be re-examined, but that mostly applies to those that happened hundreds of years ago, when sources were scarce and much of what we have are chronicles written by foreigners.
No historical revisionism of Marcos regime Imee !-- -- Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) - December 14, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Ilocos Norte Gov.
In January, Poland's parliament passed a measure that outlawed rhetoric in which Poland is blamed for Nazi crimes, triggering angry reactions of Jewish groups that said this amounted to Holocaust revisionism. "The Polish people is trying to deny its crimes during the Holocaust, but the main problem is the Polish government, which is adhering to a worrisome policy lately of Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism," Rabbi Avraham Kriger, Shem Olam's director, said.
One of the many things that struck me in the discussions during my PhD symposium at RMIT University last weekend was the notion that revisionism has two faces-that it is not necessarily negative, even in historical matters.
To pretend 2,000 messages he sent to two female targets were "a few moments stupidity" is the revisionism of a troubled man refusing or unable to grasp the extent of the disgust at his vile behaviour.