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Manichaean paranoia/Definition

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A definition or brief description of Manichaean paranoia.

Manichaean Paranoia is dualistic political-religious worldview marked by political positions of intense polarization. Actors who function within Manichaean paranoia operate within an alarming dilemma that leaves little if any ground for ambiguity and cooperation. They must either proactively fight against their political opponents or be destroyed by them.