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  Revisionism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Revisionist Zionism was a movement founded by Vladimir Jabotinsky, who argued that the terms of the British Mandate in Palestine should be revised to make explicit the objective of creating a Jewish state there.
For example, the film Dances With Wolves is a revisionist Western because it portrays the Native Americans sympathetically instead of as the savages of traditional Westerns.
Similarly, the novel Wicked by Gregory Maguire is a revisionist account of the life of the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Revisionism   (616 words)

 Revisionist Zionism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Revisionist Zionism was instead centered on a vision of "political Zionism", which Jabotinsky regarded as following the legacy of Theodore Herzl, Zionism's founder.
Despite its strong representation in the Zionist Organization, Revisionist Zionism had a small presence in the Yishuv, in contrast to Labour Zionism, which was dominant among kibbutzim and workers, and hence the settlement enterprise.
He also developed a favorable attitude toward fascist praxis and its psycho-politics, such as the principle of the all powerful leader, the use of propaganda to to generate a spirit of heroism and duty to the homeland, and the cultivation of youthful vitality (as manifested in the fascist youth movements).
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Revisionist_Zionism   (2295 words)

 Revisionist Zionism
Revisionist Zionism is an outgrowth of Herzl's Political Zionism, augmented by the ideas of Vladimir (Ze'ev) Jabotinsky.
The Revisionists waged a heated debate in the Zionist Organization [ZO] concerning the immediate and public stipulation of the final aim of Zionism.
After the State of Israel was established, the Revisionist Zionist Organization merged with the Etzel-founded Herut movement to form the Herut party, a component of the Likud, one of Israel's two main political parties.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Zionism/Revisionist_Zionism.html   (224 words)

 Revisionist Zionism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Revisionist Zionism was instead centered on a vision of "political Zionism", which Jabotinsky regarded as following the legacy of Theodore Herzl, the founder of modern political Zionism.
He quit the latter group in 1923, however, due to differences of opinion with its chairman, Chaim Weizmann, and established the Revisionist Party.
These leaders, such as Abba Achimeir were attracted to fascism for its staunch anti-communism and its focus on rebuilding the glory of the past, which national-messianists such as Uri Zvi Greenberg felt had much connection to their view of what the Revisionist movement should be.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Revisionist_Zionism   (2311 words)

 Harry Elmer Barnes as Revisionist of the Cold War by Murray N. Rothbard
The narrow Revisionists, who form, unfortunately, the large majority, have reasoned somewhat as follows: The chief lesson of World War I is the injustice heaped upon Germany – first, in launching the war against her and then in coercing a confession of sole guilt in the brutal and disastrous Treaty of Versailles.
To the broad Revisionist the great lesson of the two World Wars is precisely to avoid as a very plague any further Great Crusade, and to maintain – if we value the lives and liberties of the American people – a steadfast policy of peaceful coexistence and abstinence from foreign meddling.
This, to the broad Revisionist, is the true meaning and lesson of Revisionism; and it is a conclusion in almost diametric opposition to the views of his old narrow-Revisionist colleague.
www.lewrockwell.com /rothbard/rothbard27.html   (8369 words)

 BrainMortgage - Newspeak: "Revisionist History"
President Bush's dismissal of the "revisionist historians" seeking evidence of WMD in Iraq—and evidence that the "coalition" had evidence—further confirmed his inability or unwillingness to distinguish between the way things are and the way he wishes they were.
From this perspective, the president's use of the term "revisionist history" builds on a popular misconception that we have found WMD in Iraq at the same time that it reinforces that misconception by implying that Saddam's possession of these weapons is already a historical matter, a matter of record.
The president's admittedly vague reference to revisionist historians may also be meant to suggest that anyone questioning the president's version of "history" is also rewriting the brutal history of Saddam Hussein's regime.
www.brainmortgage.com /article.php?story=20030618115003906   (822 words)

 How To Be A Revisionist Scholar
Simply follow the guidelines below, as the revisionists on this newsgroup have done, and you'll quickly be on the road to deluding yourself that someone out there takes you seriously, and that you are valiantly fighting the evil forces of some undefined, implausible conspiracy.
With a huge dose of arrogance and superiority, explain that you are neither a revisionist nor any other "label", merely someone with a healthy skepticism about everything, including Holocaust history (ALL of it), and that you are conducting your own research to determine for yourself whether certain Holocaust incidents actually took place.
Alternatively claim that: a) the Jews in the camps died as a result of allied bombing; b) the Jews weren't killed in the camps but were sent to Russia; and c) the Jews never even went to the camps because the railroad capacity was insufficient.
www.einsatzgruppenarchives.com /revisionism.html   (1416 words)

 Revisionist Historians
This assertion was "revisionist history" with a vengeance; the U. government knew at the time it was received that the intelligence was unreliable and learned soon afterwards that it was based on forged documents.
For many of us, the term "revisionist historians" recalls distasteful memories from the 1970s of Holocaust deniers who called themselves "revisionists." One hopes that in resorting to this phrase now, the president's associates are not seeking to falsely and maliciously link present-day critics of the administration to those who misrepresented the past for nefarious ends.
But even if they are not guilty of such an insinuation, by misusing the term "revisionist historians" to derisively deflect criticism, Condoleeza Rice and her cohorts are denigrating a legitimate and essential activity of historians.
www.historians.org /perspectives/issues/2003/0309/0309pre1.cfm   (942 words)

 Revisionist Publications Around the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Galileo didn't deny that the earth was stationary; he affirmed, at the conclusion of his research, that the earth was not stationary, but that it rotated on its axis and revolved around the sun.
In the same way, the revisionists, after concluding their own research, affirm that there was no genocide and no gas chambers, and that the "final solution of the Jewish question" consisted of the removal of the Jews from Europe -- by emigration if possible, and by deportation if necessary.
The revisionists strive to establish what happened; they are positive, while the exterminationists doggedly continue to tell us about things which didn't happen: their work is negative.
www.zundelsite.org /faurisson/articles/revisionist_publications_around_the_world.html   (1763 words)

 Today's Take: Revisioning Bush's 'revisionist history'
According to Bush, his critics (those "revisionist historians") are saying, that the United States never had sufficient or accurate pre-war intelligence to substantiate that Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction.
These revisionist "historians" argue that far fewer Jews died than history books teach; in fact, they claim the inflated numbers were a Jewish plot to justify the establishment of the state of Israel.
Obviously, there have been others: revisionists who claim that slavery in the United States was vastly blown out of proportion or that fls wanted slavery and resisted efforts to end it, revisionist theologians who suggest that the existence of Jesus Christ was a literary fabrication, and so on.
www.nationalcatholicreporter.org /todaystake/tt063003.htm   (540 words)

 Electric Perspectives: Another perspective: Revisionist history
This obligation requires utilities to perform routine maintenance and repair, as well as safety and efficiency improvements, to ensure that power plants continue to operate, especially during the critical times of the year when demand is highest.
Revisionist history is bad enough because the costs resulting from it are unexpected and the reaction to it is perplexity.
But such revisionist history, as EPA is telling it, also has a profound effect on the future and forces the country to make major decisions on fuels in a highly indirect way.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3650/is_200001/ai_n8896736   (832 words)

 Opinion: Real revisionist history - The Daily Illini - Opinions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Basically, revisionist history is when you look at history from the point of view of those who are out of power.
Accounts of history that focus on the lower rungs of society are condemned as revisionist history, because they do not fit the accepted mold of U.S. history.
Real revisionist history is what we are taught in grade school - a history of exaggerations and half-truths.
www.dailyillini.com /news/2004/10/08/Opinions/Opinion.Real.Revisionist.History-747073.shtml   (662 words)

 Revisionist History of Baseball - OOTP Developments Forums
The Revisionist has declared that the RHOB will not wait for the courage of Curt Flood and will institute free agency and arbitration into the RHOB from the beginning.
The Revisionist has reversed history and restored Mercer to life to see what type of pitching career he could have had.
The move turns out to be brillant by the Revisionist as Mercer wins 32 games with a 2.05 ERA and takes home the AL Pitcher of the Year and MVP awards.
www.ootpdevelopments.com /board/showthread.php?t=40915   (936 words)

 Smizik: McClatchy a revisionist historian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Good morning, class, and welcome to Revisionist History 101, the study of the art of convincing people what happened in the past never really happened.
Although he is best known in that field, of late his public comments have stamped him a person with much to say in revisionist history.
Ladies and gentleman, I give you a man who by his actual words and deeds is one of the rising stars in the field of revisionist history...
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 The New Republic: Denial.com.(bookstore handling of Holocaust revisionist literature)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is shocking to find Holocaust revisionist literature listed aside legitimate histories at Amazon.com.
It is also shocking to find that the anti-Semitic revisionist books are not labeled as extreme in the listings.
Revisionist literature claims that the Jewish Holocaust, which took place from 1939-1945, never happened.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:54516218&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (163 words)

 Revisionists.com -- What is revisionism?
Revisionists do not deny that there was much Jewish suffering during WW II, that there were many Jews who had property confiscated wrongfully, that many Jews died of disease or starvation in terrible conditions or were killed, that there were terrible brutalities and atrocities committed against Jews by Germans and others.
Revisionists do diminish the impact of these facts by pointing out that WWII was the bloodiest, deadliest, most atrocity-ridden conflict in the history of man and that there was criminal behavior on all sides.
Revisionists for the most part are non-believers in mythology.
www.revisionists.com /revisionism.html   (3459 words)

 IHR's 12th Revisionist Conference
Leading revisionist activists provided attendees with the exciting inside story about major achievements, as well as the latest efforts of our adversaries, in the international campaign for greater historical awareness about the most hyped and taboo-laden chapters of history.
In Cole's first blockbuster revisionist video, the curator of the Auschwitz State Museum admitted to Cole on film that the "gas chamber" shown to tourists there is actually a fraudulent postwar reconstruction.
Bradley Smith, America's most prominent revisionist activist, reported on his successful headline-making campaign, in defiance of malicious smear tactics and ADL censorship, to bring revisionist facts and arguments to students and professors by placing advertisements in dozens of student papers across the United States.
www.ihr.org /jhr/v14/v14n6p-2_Weber.html   (3119 words)

 ADL thanks Wake Forest president for response to The Revisionist
Brittanie Zelkind Werbel, associate director for the ADL in North Carolina, recently wrote a letter to Hearn commending the university for its "excellent response" to the March 16 distribution of The Revisionist as an advertising insert in the student newspaper, the Old Gold and Black.
In the letter, he called The Revisionist's content "offensive and deplorable" and declared "it is preposterous to suggest that the Holocaust did not happen or that its scope was minimal."
Hearn also noted that the decision to include The Revisionist in the newspaper "was made without consultation within the student newspaper's editorial staff and with no conferral with the larger community." He called on the paper to review its advertising and editorial processes to ensure proper consultation in the future.
www.wfu.edu /wfunews/2000/042400a.htm   (356 words)

 What Does "Revisionist" Mean? Discussion
"Revisionist" history, as I understand it, varies widely in content and approach depending on the field of study.
Revisionists questioned, among other things, the mythological scope of Irish suffering, and employed statistical methods to analyze the 1845-51 famine.
More recently, though, historians have begun using revisionist methods to verify that, in fact, Irish suffering during the famine was just about as extreme as traditionally held.
www.h-net.msu.edu /~women/threads/rev.html   (1013 words)

 What Did Bush Mean by "Revisionist Historians"?
Since presumably "traditional" is the opposite of "revisionist," this is a good place to start if you are trying to understand how this administration approaches history.
In the lead-up to the recent war and in its aftermath, President Bush has politicized history and history education by tying both to support for a war that historians are just beginning to consider.
Bush's use of the term revisionist historian was one of a long line of political maneuvers intended to make his opponents seem un-American.
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 Revisionist literature - www.ezboard.com
Though I would have to say, the most revisionist of all is the infamous Disney.
I think Atwood isn't perhaps revisionist as far as fairy tales are concerned.
When I think "revisionist fairytales" I immediately think of Emma Donoghue's KISSING THE WITCH, which explores lesbian implications of the relationships between female characters in fairytales.
www.surlalunefairytales.com /boardarchives/2004/jan2004/revisionistlit.html   (842 words)

 Revisionist History | MetaFilter
It's somewhat difficult to believe that "revisionist historians" is the first word that comes to George's mind when he thinks of his doubters.
And, anyway, these "revisionist historians" will soon be asking an awful lot more questions (like 'how come this guy got the government?', 'what strange alchemy turned the laugh of the country into the biggest scare in the world?', 'wasn't he the guy who chickened out of most of his military obligations?', and many, many more).
It is clear that the use of the "revisionist" appellation by "Team B" is intended merely to invoke this "neo-revisionist" negative connotation--in essence, calling critics pro-Saddam and/or anti-Semite via subtext--as part of the now well-documented Republican strategy of villifying critics rather than responding to their arguments.
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 Logic - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The first class of paradoxes are those that involve counterfactuals, such as "If the moon is made of green cheese, then 2+2=4", puzzling because natural language does not support the principle of explosion.
Eliminating these classes of paradox led to David Lewis's formulation of strict implication, and to a more radically revisionist logics such as relevance logic and dialetheism.
The second class of paradox are those that involve redundant premises, falsely suggesting that we know the succedent because of the antecedent: thus "if that man gets elected, granny will die" is materially true if granny happens to be in the last stages of a terminal illness, regardless of the man's election prospects.
open-encyclopedia.com /Logic   (2307 words)

 Articles - Anti-Revisionist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In its original sense, "anti-revisionism" was used at the beginning of the twentieth century during the split between Leninist groups and democratic socialists.
The Leninists called themselves "anti-revisionists" because they opposed the revisionists; that is, opposed the democratic socialists who believed that Marx's ideas should be revised to allow for the possibility of socialistic progress without revolution.
The term, while positive, and useful in differentiating an opposition from the Radical Left from those affiliated with both Trotskyism and Left Communism, is usually controversial among those who claim to adhere to it.
www.worldhammock.com /articles/Anti-Revisionist   (450 words)

 Revisionist historians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The revisionist approach has been generally identified with studies of World War I, World War II and the Cold War.
Most of the revisionist topics mentioned above have had few adherents, perhaps because the weight of both historical record and common sense favors their refutation.
The revisionist methodology concerning the Holocaust can be traced to the work of Harry Elmer Barnes.
www.haverford.edu /fren/dkight/Fr002Spr05/WeekFive/definEng.html   (671 words)

 Revisionist Books? - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Whilst Holocaust Revisionists now possess a wide range of political outlooks, the movement's origins are in the postwar writings of Paul Rassinier, a French Socialist.
Rassinier, formerly a Nazi concentration camp internee, believed that what actually transpired in the camps during the war was being misrepresented or even lied about by the majority of authors writing in the years immediately after the conclusion of hostilities in 1945.
This involves identifying the Revisionists, describing what they have to say, assessing the sources and methods they employ, and arriving at an impartial and dispassionate judgement on their work.
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?t=143583   (590 words)

 Whiskey Bar: Revise This   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
And those who are familiar with revisionist history tend to be ivory tower types.
I think the implied reference is to Holocaust deniers, a/k/a "Holocaust Revisionists." It would fit with the Saddam=Hitler line, as well as the question Bush asked the guy at Auschwitz if anyone questions the validity of the evidence.
Given the number of neocons who would be sensitive on revisionist history (as referring to those who deny the Holocaust), I suspected they were delicately advising him not to say such things.
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