revisionism
noun Date: 1903 1. a movement in revolutionary Marxian socialism favoring an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary spirit 2. advocacy of revision (as of a doctrine or policy or in historical analysis) • revisionist noun or adjective

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  • Revisionism — may refer to: *Fictional revisionism, the retelling of a story with substantial alterations in character or environment, to revise the view shown in the original work *Marxist revisionism, a pejorative term used to describe ideas based on a… …   Wikipedia

  • revisionism — (n.) 1903, from REVISION (Cf. revision) + ISM (Cf. ism). Originally in Marxist jargon. Revisionist in the historical sense is from 1934, originally with reference to the causes of World War I …   Etymology dictionary

  • revisionism — /ri vizh euh niz euhm/, n. 1. advocacy or approval of revision. 2. any departure from Marxist doctrine, theory, or practice, esp. the tendency to favor reform above revolutionary change. 3. a departure from any authoritative or generally accepted …   Universalium

  • Revisionism —    In one sense Marxism embraces revisionism based as it is on a constant dialectic between theory and practice, and with an emphasis on change and development. Vladimir Ilich Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Rosa Luxemburg, Mao Zedong, Frantz Fanon the list …   Historical dictionary of Marxism

  • revisionism — [[t]rɪvɪ̱ʒənɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) Revisionism is a theory of socialism that is more moderate than normal Marxist theory, and is therefore considered unacceptable by most Marxists. [FORMAL] The Guardian says the reforms come after… …   English dictionary

  • revisionism — noun /rɪˈvɪʒəˌnɪzəm/ a) the advocacy of a revision of some accepted theory, doctrine or a view of historical events b) an evolutionary form of Marxism …   Wiktionary

  • Revisionism —    See Fulfillment Policy …   Historical dictionary of Weimar Republik

  • revisionism — Synonyms and related words: Bohemianism, Bolshevism, Castroism, Communist Information Bureau, Communist Party, Fabianism, Maoism, Marxian socialism, Marxism, Marxism Leninism, Stalinism, Titoism, Trotskyism, beatnikism, communism, conversion,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • revisionism — re|vi|sion|is|m [rıˈvıʒənızəm] n [U] ideas which are changing away from the main beliefs of a political system, especially a Marxist system >revisionist adj ▪ revisionist writings >revisionist n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • revisionism — re|vi|sion|ism [ rı vıʒn,ızəm ] noun uncount the development of ideas that are different from the official or traditional ideas of a particular group. This word often shows that you think the new ideas are wrong …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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