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witch-hunt

'Whistleblowing', see there.
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Dominican witchhunters were dearly familiar with ancient literature and Scobie makes the revealing observation that one supposedly authentic description of witchcraft appears for the first time in the north in the Malleus maleficarum and the only known source, oral or literary, is a fictional tale found in Apuleius (264-66).
Thousands like him are making a living as healers, diviners, mystical advisers, resolvers of disputes, witchhunters, dispensers of knowledge and entertainers, all rolled into one.
In fact, Gallio is head of the Italian Performing Arts Division of an international group of witchhunters, working under a Paris-based boss (Depardieu, in a two-scene cameo).
Decisively, he terminated the witchhunts, driving Cicero into exile and rousing panic among the witchhunters generally.