Radio dramas, films, songs, and novels pitted the lower classes, celebrated as deserving and morally superior, against the corrupt and selfish elite in ambiguous plots that could read as conservative or subversive, conformist or revolutionary, even as they retained a core Manichean
plot of class conflict.
A recent article in the New Yorker magazine describes "a Manichean
vision of border security: more patrols, heavier surveillance, taller walls" and notes that Greece recently completed an eight-mile fence along its border with Turkey.
In this chaos, simplistic and Manichean
policies and discourses are potentially dangerous.
Mabanckou chronicles the rising tension between adoptive father and son as James grew up to follow his own path, one that contradicted his fathers Manichean
view that all Caucasians were "White demons" and the enemy--a view that eventually ended James Baldwins involvement in the church.
324: The form dws'lm is Pahlavi; dws'rm is Manichean
Again in the Ukrainian affair we see the Manichean
habits of mind of the Cold War, still the most powerful precedent in the last 50 years of American and Western political history and policy studies.
Summary: Anyone who believes that foreign policy choices come down to Manichean
choices between good and evil need look no further than the Ukraine crisis.
Each episode is chock full, not simply of basic nutritional truisms (easy on the sweets, hurrah for fresh veggies) but the sort of Manichean
bullying that attends contemporary discussions of food and fatness.
After 11 September his 'evangelical, Manichean
, and directive' policies let him down.
In an afterword, the author tells a story of herself preparing to give a paper on Christian anti-Judaism at a conference in Jerusalem, looking to ransack Augustine's blockbuster Against Faustus the Manichean
for anti-Jewish polemic, only to find in it compelling arguments for respecting both Judaism as a historical phenomenon and the practices of contemporary Jews.
With decolonization came the contrasting Third World Liberationist ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi's nonviolent "truth-force" and Frantz Fanon's call to violence derived from his Manichean
antiracist, anticolonial perspective.
This is because Augustine developed his theology of Jews and Judaism to refute not Jews but the Manichean
criticism of the Hebrew Scriptures.