The New Abnormal: The Rise of the Biomedical Security State

The New Abnormal: The Rise of the Biomedical Security State

by Aaron Kheriaty
The New Abnormal: The Rise of the Biomedical Security State

The New Abnormal: The Rise of the Biomedical Security State

by Aaron Kheriaty


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The coronavirus pandemic conferred enormous power on certain government officials. They have no intention of giving it up.

In the space of a few weeks in early 2020, Americans witnessed the imposition of previously unimagined social controls by the biomedical security state—the unelected technocrats who suddenly enjoyed nearly absolute power to incarcerate, isolate, and medicate the entire population. In this chilling new book, a dissident scientist reveals
  • the people and organizations that form the biomedical security state
  • its role in the origin of the pandemic and shaping the government response
  • why it is a threat to science, public health, and individual freedom
  • what can be done to confront and defeat this new Leviathan

When covid-19 broke out, Dr. Aaron Kheriaty’s work put him on the front lines. Realizing that the mental, physical, and economic toll of lockdowns was catastrophic, he began to protest that the cure was worse than the disease—an intolerable heresy. When he refused vaccination because he had natural immunity from a previous infection, the University of California, Irvine, medical school fired him. He fought back, in the courts and in the media, and has become a reliable source of truth amid official obfuscation and censorship.

Now it’s time for all of us to fight back. The deadly and arrogant misrule of the biomedical security state must not become the "new normal."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684513857
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2022
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 193,394
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Aaron Kheriaty, M.D., a psychiatrist, is the director of the Program in Bioethics and American Democracy at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and the director of the Health and Human Flourishing Program at the Zephyr Institute in Palo Alto, Calif. He formerly taught psychiatry at the UCI School of Medicine, was the director of the Medical Ethics Program at UCI Health, and was the chairman of the ethics committee at the California Department of State Hospitals. Dr. Kheriaty’s work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Arc Digital, New Atlantis, Public Discourse, City Journal, and First Things.

Table of Contents


Nuremberg, 1947 xiii

Chapter 1 Locked Up: The Biomedical Security State 1

State of Emergency 6

Incubators of the Revolution 14

The Megamachine 18

Our Digital Panopticon 27

War-Gaming Pandemics 36

Follow the Scientism 48

Chapter 2 Locked Down & Locked Out: A New Societal Paradigm 65

"Your Papers, Please" 66

Ground Zero 79

The Other Pandemic 93

Kheriaty versus the University of California 100

Battling the CDC and the FDA 111

Regulatory Capture 121

Chapter 3 Locked in: The Coming Technocratic Dystopia 131

Biosecurity Newspeak 134

The New Lords of the World 142

Biodigital Surveillance 153

The Transhumanist Dream 161

Hippocratic versus Technocratic Medicine 171

Ghosts in the Machine 179

Chapter 4 Reclaiming Freedom: Human Flourishing in a More Rooted Future 185

The Sickness unto Death 191

Till We Have Faces 194

State of Normality 199

Institutional Reforms 204

The Cunning of Reason 212

The Need for Roots 219


Seattle, 2030 227

Notes 251

Index 269

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