from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to the Manicheans.
- noun One of a religious body, adherents of Mani, Manes, or Manichæus, a native of Persia or some neighboring country, in the third century.
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- adjective of or relating to Manichaeism
- noun an adherent of Manichaeism
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He thought that God was here to -- maybe to lead the forces of good against the forces of evil, a kind of manichean view that the world is divided between good and evil.
To put it even more simply, Brezinski depicts the "manichean" view of neocons as "old" and his own bitterly cynical and corrupt accommodation with obvious evil as "young."
Whether that’s because conservatives are more susceptible than liberals to the kind of manichean narrative that Rush spins, or whether radio networks don’t want progressive radio to succeed, or whether Rush is just a genius at radio, who knows?
His use of the word "evil" drew scads of controversy and, for his critics, typified the manichean view Bush took on foreign policy.
Seems to me STORMy is just projecting his own manichean perspective onto the President, with no supporting evidence behind his belief.
As Jonathan Chait writes in his review of the new book by the American Enterprise Institute's Arthur Brooks, while conservatives want to believe they're a part of some manichean struggle between the forces of capitalism and statism, conservatives and liberals are actually both seeking some degree of balance between market and state.
Mathhew, however, tends to get all manichean when people who have differeng political views lie, because he is convinced that they are evil.
The Republican dogmatic manichean cultural warriors ruthlessly purged their Pragmatists with a fervor worthy of Mao years ago.
Absolutely true, but at least our dogmatic manichean cultural warriors at least still talk to us.
People are complicated and manichean thinking is for Republicans and Sith lords.