Editors. "Revisionist German Social Democrats abandon strict Marxism". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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In Germany, Social Democrats such as Eduard Bernstein develop a form of Marxism that moves away from some of its dogmas, and is labelled 'revisionism' by its critics. These thinkers question Marx's insistence on revolution through force, suggesting that a transition to Socialism can be achieved through peaceful reform within the capitalist system.