In theory every scholar -- indeed, every person -- who reconsiders any interpretations of past or current events in the light of new evidence, by employing a different methodology, or by reconsidering the events from a new vantage point is a revisionist.
That's fine. But the term "revisionist" has now become loaded; it has come to define a person who uses the events of the past, and their reinterpretation, in order to support his or her current political, racial, or cultural worldviews. In other words, this person uses past events to fight current battles.
I do see myself as a free-thinking, non-aligned, non-political and basically non-conformist scholar. But because I possess no strong or evangelical views on political, racial or cultural issues I would no longer -- even though I always think for myself and try to express new interpretations in all of my scholarship -- define myself as even a garden-variety revisionist.
And I have never been a member of the right-wing, racially concerned, politically active faction that people now ordinarily associate with the word "revisionism".
The latter group, who are well aware of my liking of multi-culturalism and my dislike of racialism, won't have a bar of me.
American Holocaust revisionist Dr Robert Countess admits that I was not, and am not, one of them:
"However, what has condemned him as supposedly having revisionist tendencies is that he concedes that revisionists are not universally in error, and that orthodox proponents of the 'Holocaust' are not universally plausible.
"On virtually any other subject this approach would surely be lauded as objective. However, when it is the 'Holocaust' being considered this amounts to a religious heresy, …"
Well known French revisionist Dr Serge Thion clearly doesn't like the fact that I apologised for the errors I recognised in my thesis. Dr Thion wrote:
“A world press campaign was launched against
Ernst Zuendel’s Z-Gram of
[Joel Hayward] “wrote a groveling addendum to his thesis, to be read side by side with it. Rather than defending his courageous master's thesis, he must have thought he could find respite by abjectly groveling before his tormentors - not realizing that these people show no mercy to their targeted enemies.”
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Note: as someone who upholds liberal democratic values I cannot support the suppression of anyone's views, on any issues, so long as they don't violate