Hawley’s Once-Canceled Big Tech Book Emerges a Bestseller

Hawley's Once-Canceled Big Tech Book Emerges a Bestseller josh hawley speaks during a senate committee hearing Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

By Eric Mack | Sunday, 16 May 2021 03:27 PM

Despite Simon & Schuster's move to cancel Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., the conservative found a publisher and now finds himself on bestseller lists.

Hawley's "The Tyranny of Big Tech," released less than two weeks ago by conservative publisher Regnery Publishing, is ranking high on Publishers Weekly and Amazon's bestseller lists.

Selling more than 20,000 copies, Publishers Weekly lists the book No. 6, while it's on Amazon's "Top 20 Most Sold & Most Read Books of the Week."

Hawley, appearing on Fox News' "Life, Liberty & Levin" on Sunday, said America needs to break up Big Tech and return power "back to the people."

Simon & Schuster stood opposed to Hawley's vote to debate the certification of the 2020 presidential election results.

"Simon & Schuster is canceling my contract because I was representing my constituents, leading a debate on the Senate floor on voter integrity, which they have now decided to redefine as sedition," Hawley lamented earlier this year.

Hawley rebuked the concentration of wealth, power, and liberal political influence of Big Tech to host Mark Levin.

"Our whole Constitution is meant to disperse power, so it doesn't gather in any one set of hands," Hawley said. "So, no one small group of people become so powerful that they can run the country. That's what [James] Madison called faction. It's another word for aristocracy. Monopoly is part of that.

"Our founders did not want monopoly power anywhere."

Hawley pointed to the monopolies of the Industrial Revolution.

"What did monopolies try to do? What they always try to do: They try to take over the government; they trade to project their power into the political sphere, override the will of the American people," Hawley said.

"We believe in liberty, not monopoly, and we're not going to allow a small group of experts, woke corporations, to run this country."