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  • (n) a religion founded by Manes in the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000

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  1. As things stand now, Aaronovitch writes, "some of those who criticise the present US Administration for its Manichaeism - its division of the world into good and evil - themselves allocate all past badness to Bush and all prospective goodness to...
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: David Aaronovitch Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs (blog)

  2. "He practices a very dangerous Manichaeism," Mr. Calderón said of Mr. López Obrador in a recent interview with Milenio magazine, "one in which the reading is: 'I am good and all the rest are bad.' It's like the old joke of the drunk who...
    on Nov 15, 2005 By: President Felipe Calderón Source: New York Times

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