The “Overton Window” And How To Apply It
Hat-tip to Insty for this Chicago Boyz article on the political-science concept of the "Overton window", which begins as follows:
With Glenn Beck having discovered the “Overton Window” more than 2 years after I did, I thought this would be a great time to re-post my essay/post from Jan. 2008.
Being new here, I thought this might be an nice place to repost it.
Note that this was posted pre-Obama and pre-tea party. I think it is still wholly relevant, but I luxuriate in the fact that the “hand is on the other foot now.”
I found a good post over at a pretty good lefty blog. Apparently, some Champaign-Urbana blogger named “The Squire” started blogging again, and he posted something pretty significant here. (clicking the link will get you an interesting and polite discussion)
The poli-sci concept is called “the Overton Window,” and if you want the very short version of it, I can boil it down to five words.
“The Limits Define the Center”
Read it all, including the embedded links, and think about various applications of the concept as the Endarkenment accelerates.
Then go back and read this post and its comments.
Do you understand yet?