Monday, June 18, 2007

Word of the day

Word of the day to describe the Bush administration: Manichean.

Manichean: adj - Of or relating to Manichaeism; dualistic.

Manichaeism: n - The syncretic, dualistic religious philosophy taught by the Persian prophet Manes, combining elements of Zoroastrian, Christian, and Gnostic thought and opposed by the imperial Roman government, Neo-Platonist philosophers, and orthodox Christians.

"This Manichean mentality not only drives George W. Bush personally, but it also consumes our political discourse almost entirely."

Thanks to this Glenn Greenwald article on Salon.

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