Our new COVID book launched on February 14th., and it is on sale in electronic form at AMAZON.ca. Print copies may also purchased on Amazon or through the Haultain Institute (see below).
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. Digital copies on Apple books are coming.
- Print copies are now available on AMAZON.ca or they may be purchased through us at the Haultain Institute for $40 plus shipping (see VIP package below).
- VIP Package
Print copies are now available on AMAZON.ca or they may be purchased through us at the Haultain Institute for $40 plus shipping. Our VIP Package includes a signed printed copy (paperback) with a special dedication by the authors to you or anyone you choose, for only $40.00, plus shipping.
- 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 $70.00 plus shipping. If you have already bought a book and wish to join one of the existing seminars, or want to attend an additional seminar, the cost will be $25.00. 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.
- Group or Club Master Package
Book Clubs may choose to obtain a tailored version of the Master Package, including a session with one or both of the authors at a dedicated time, for a minimum of 10 participant club members. Contact us for more specific details.