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an ancient religious movement that has to do with duality? "an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness"

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capitalism itself was described in a Manichean manner: on one side the positive pole, the proletariat, the liberating class; on the other side the positive pole, capital

—p.146 Decline of the Capitalist Mode of Production or Decline of Humanity? (131) by Jacques Camatte
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Pirsig's work is, like so much of classic American literature, Manichaean.

formed of dualities

—p.144 Uneasy Rider (142) by George Steiner
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we must defend a Manichaean, antagonistic form of Evil, a form of genius, a form of the reversibility of each

—p.122 by Jean Baudrillard
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Pace Wallerstein, the final Manichaean battle between Davos and Porto Alegre is not about to happen in the foreseeable future

—p.36 Introduction (1) by Wolfgang Streeck
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under capitalism, it is essentially driven and shaped by what Karl Polanyi has characterized as an almost Manichaean battle between a ‘movement’ towards liberalization and ‘counter-movements’ for social stabilization, or for collective political control over markets and the direction of social change

on politics

—p.208 How to Study Contemporary Capitalism? (201) by Wolfgang Streeck
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fantasy's pathetically imbecilic manichean oppositions between Good and Evil, Us and (a foreign, contagious) Them are effective on the largest possible geopolitical stage.

—p.130 This Movie Doesn't Move Me (127) by Mark Fisher
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it is a sort of Manichaean melee, cast under the eyes of a third Onlooker

—p.40 Martians (38) by Roland Barthes
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since reality is never Manichean enough, fables have to do the requisite ideological heavy lifting

—p.41 The Long Con: Mail-Order Conservatism (23) by Rick Perlstein
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The Manichaean opposition between Good and Evil lay at their foundation: Evil would be wiped away, eradicated, and replaced by Good

—p.34 by Byung-Chul Han
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it is through such a 'Manichean' violence, symmetrical to the enemy's violence, that the oppressed achieve the awareness of their own strength.

—p.146 Melancholy Images, from Left Wing Melancholia: Marxis, History and Memory (137) missing author
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Marxist convergence with the negative theology of hell, as well as of Heaven, is not Manichean: it is apophatic precisely in that it abjures any secularised symmetry of Good and Evil, for social totality.

—p.138 Silence in Debris: Towards an Apophatic Marxism (115) by China Miéville
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(I still stand by that judgment, though not with nearly the same Manichean fervor)

asserting that the ETA parts of IJ aren't as good as the Don Gately parts

—p.17 An Interview with Tom Bissell (13) by Tom Bissell
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This Manichean view fits nicely with our already existing assumptions

on TI's corruption report (rich countries do well, poor countries do badly)

—p.222 Seven (220) by Jason Hickel
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various dualisms, like Gnosticism and Manichaeism--wherein God is opposed by and does battle with a separate, satanic source of evil, or is rivalled by a false god, a demiurge

—p.138 Robert Alter and the King James Bible (128) by James Wood
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The collaboration of Friedrich Engels (1820–85) with Marx over forty years rules out any Manichean distinctions (e.g. between Marx the ‘good dialectician’ and Engels the ‘bad materialist’)

—p.109 Time and Progress: Another Philosophy of History? (80) by Étienne Balibar
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Manichean satire and incredible outrage

—p.7 On Satire (5) missing author
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When the enemy is separated from you by a barrier of fire, you have to judge him as a whole, as the incarnation of evil; all war is a form of Manicheism.

—p.54 For Whom Does One Write? (50) by Jean-Paul Sartre
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The usual Manichaean portrayal of the digital world is "new versus old". Crowdsourcing is "new," for instance, while salaries and pensions are "old." This book proposes pushing what is "new" all the way instead of part of the way.

except he doesn't ... not all the way ...

—p.20 A Simple Idea (19) by Jaron Lanier
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