Our new COVID book launches on February 14, and it is already in presale at AMAZON.ca
This book deals with the political and social dimensions of the reaction to COVID-19. Three years in, the moral panic accompanying and compounding the medical and public health responses to COVID remains a feature of Canadian public policy. Why do policy makers persist in fearmongering? This is a political question, not a question of epidemiology. Without disputing the seriousness of COVID-19 for some Canadians, we find the overall national response to COVID has been excessive.
The Truckers’ Convoy in the winter of 2022 raised questions that the government remains unprepared to answer. Those who have embraced what we call the Plague Story—including the subsidized media—see nothing wrong with the state deploying despotic measures and demolishing citizens’ rights. The Plague Story depends on deference to authoritative experts. Their presumptive correctness and certainty provide an appearance of necessity. Those who claim to govern with the support of medical pronouncements protect themselves from criticism and give themselves license to damage Canadians individually and collectively with impunity.
Hannah Arendt observed that bureaucratic tyranny is the worst because its power is impersonal, anonymous, and cannot be easily undone. The ambitions of bureaucrats and politicians in Canada are well served by the introduction of this emergency mode of governance. We hope that the arguments of this book will help Canadians to recognize and resist the permanent establishment of bureaucratic tyranny.
We offer a few options to purchase the book:
- You may choose to obtain an electronic copy from AMAZON.ca right away. It is available at a special price ($9.99) until launch date. After February 14, it will revert to regular price $19.99.
- Pre-sale of printed copies through the Haultain Research Institute at a special introductory price of $20.00 until February 14. After February 14, it will be available on AMAZON.ca at $25.00 (Click here).
- VIP Package
Mailed anywhere in Canada, a signed printed copy (paperback) that includes a special dedication to you or anyone you choose by one or both authors, for only $35.00.
- Master Package
Choosing our Master package, gives you access to a full 60-minute session with the authors for open discussion and questions. The Master Package also includes a printed and dedicated copy as per VIP Package above. The cost is $80.00, if the book is to be mailed anywhere in North America. For anywhere else in the world, the cost is $100.00 Be sure to sign for any of the available dates in March, April or May. You will also have the option to sign up for participation in additional discussions sessions.
- Post Purchase Master Package for E-books: If you have already purchased an E-pub version of our book on the Amazon pre-sale (before February 13) and want to register for our launch zoom gathering or in one of our upcoming online sessions, there is special one-time price of $25.00 (Proof of purchase must be produced).
- Group Master Package
Book Clubs may obtain a tailored version of the Master Package for North America, including a session with one or both of the authors at a dedicated time for the equivalent of $60 per person for a minimum of 15 participant club members.