oa African Yearbook of Rhetoric - The message as vehicle, as sign, as content : a diplomat's viewpoint on discourse

Volume 3, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2220-2188
  • E-ISSN: 2305-7785



Diplomats have their own appreciation of what constitutes "discourse". In my case this appreciation is integral to an effort to understand how intelligence, in the sense that word has in security matters, information if you wish, becomes discourse. These are not academic remarks but my specific viewpoint, as a diplomat interested in national security and for many years engaged in Arab affairs, on a subject that otherwise is indeed an academic one. It is somewhat the theory of a practice.

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