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Historical revisionism is the effort to reinterpret and revise existing historical views in an attempt to bring them as closely into accord with the facts as possible. Murray Rothbard has suggested that historical revisionism is vital due to the influence that states have on shaping orthodox historical views, and as such it is the goal of the revisionist to "penetrate the fog of lies and deception of the State and its Court Intellectuals, and to present to the public the true history of the motivation, the nature, and the consequences of State activity."
- ↑ Riggenbach, Jeff. "Why American History is Not What They Say: An Introduction to Revisionism", 2009.
- ↑ Denson, John. "A Century of War", 2005.
- ↑ Rothbard, Murray, John. "The Case for Revisionism (and Against A Priori History)", 2004.