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Modes of Inquiry with Mathew Giagnorio

In this episode, Mathew talks with Phil Gurski, a 32 year veteran in the Canadian intelligence community, and a former member of CSIS, on the topic of terrorism.

Taking a linguistic point of view, Mathew and Phil discuss the words and language used regarding terrorism, the role of narratives, and recent trends in the removal of established descriptive terms in favour of new, neutral terms to describe all forms of terrorism, and types of terrorist acts and terrorist groups.

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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Director of the National Security programme at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

One reply on “Modes of Inquiry with Mathew Giagnorio”

Fantastic interview!! Thank you. The Crown labelling first degree murder as an act of terrorism is a risky strategy, in my opinion. It may be better if you abandoned ‘terrorist’ and charge the perp with murder &/or attempted murder. Hopefully, you will continue to have that conversation with your guests.

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