Posted by Stuart Gilman (188.8.131.52) on September 27, 2002 at 01:48:59:
REVISIONISM AND COVENANT BREAKERS
A DISCUSSION IN TWO PARTS:
Rob posted an explanation and defence of Revisionism. I would like to follow J. Ripley's (The meaning of őmodernizationš) structure in reply:
First, two formal definitions in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language:
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.
Source: The American Heritage®
Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2000 by
Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Second, two definitions from WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University:
1: any dangerous departure
from the teachings of Marx
2: a moderate evolutionary form of Marxism
Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton
There is no doubt that the use of the term Revisionism by recent postings is totally contradicted by these authorities. Part Two follows -
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