The Rise of the New Normal Reich


by C. J. Hopkins

The Rise of the New Normal Reich (2022)

In this third volume of his Consent Factory Essays, C. J. Hopkins presents an unofficial history of the roll-out of the so-called "New Normal" during the 2020-2021 Covid-19 pandemic, and an analysis of this new, pathologized-totalitarian ideology that has radically transformed societies around the world.

From the proclamation of the "New Normal" and the initial propaganda blitzkrieg in March of 2020, and on through the global lockdowns, the suspension of constitutional rights, the mask mandates, the social distancing, the censorship, the segregation and persecution of "the Unvaccinated," and, finally, the collapse of the official Covid narrative at the end of 2021, the essays in this volume comprise an "as-it-happened" record of how insane and totalitarian things got, and puts the madness into context.


C. J. Hopkins is an American playwright, novelist and political satirist. His plays have been produced and have toured internationally, playing theatres and festivals such as Riverside Studios, 59E59 Theaters, Belvoir St. Theatre, Traverse Theatre, the Du Maurier World Stage Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival, and Brighton Festival, and are published by Bloomsbury (Methuen) and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. His playwriting awards include: the 2002 Best of the Fringe Firsts in Edinburgh, Scotsman Fringe Firsts for New Writing in 2002 and 2005, and the 2004 Best of the Adelaide Fringe award. His political satire and commentary is published by Consent Factory, Inc., and is widely republished and translated. His debut novel, Zone 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant.


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Dimensions 21.59 × 13.97 × 1.37 cm




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