Why do so many people automatically and angrily condemn historical revisionism?

posted by
December 11, 2011
Independent Institute
by Robert Higgs  
Posted in Commentary

"When people are offended or otherwise greatly displeased by historical analysis, they often employ the term 'historical revisionism' as a synonym for falsified, distorted, or doctored accounts that fly in the face of what they, their history teachers, and perhaps even the most respected university historians believe to have been the case. The irony of such use of the term 'historical revision,' which makes it practically a swear word, is that revisionism is and always has been an integral part of historical research and writing." (12/07/11)


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