Thursday, June 10, 2010

Video Trailer Glenn Beck’s novel The Overton Window

Glenn Beck’s novel is due out on Tuesday June 15th.  No doubt it will be number one on the New York Times’ Best Sellers list (just like every popular conservative). Upon seeing the trailer, the left has launched into fully mockery mode. Huffington Post even mocked the poetry not realizing it came from a Nobel Prize winning poet Rudyard Kipling (read the full poem here).

Meredith Jessup at Townhall tells us what is the meaning of the phrase “Overton Window”: 
So what is the Overton Window? The theory is named after Joseph Overton, a former vice president of Michigan's Mackinac Center. The Goldwater Instituteexplains the theory:
The theory states that policy proposals in any given area can be arranged from the most freedom to the least free. But only a narrow window of those policy options is considered politically acceptable to politicians. This smaller list of policy options does not necessarily reflect the stance a lawmaker would prefer to take on an issue. Rather, this “window” looks onto the range of choices the lawmaker believes he or she can support and still win re-election. As ideas change in society, the window shifts to include new policies or exclude old ones. 
A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed . . . can it be stopped?
There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.
For Noah Gardner, a twentysomething public relations executive, it-s safe to say that political theory is the furthest thing from his mind. Smart, single, handsome, and insulated from the world-s problems by the wealth and power of his father, Noah is far more concerned about the future of his social life than the future of his country.
But all of that changes when Noah meets Molly Ross, a woman who is consumed by the knowledge that the America we know is about to be lost forever. She and her group of patriots have vowed to remember the past and fight for the future-but Noah, convinced they-re just misguided conspiracy-theorists, isn-t interested in lending his considerable skills to their cause.
And then the world changes.
An unprecedented attack on U.S. soil shakes the country to the core and puts into motion a frightening plan, decades in the making, to transform America and demonize all those who stand in the way. Amidst the chaos, many don-t know the difference between conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact-or, more important, which side to fight for.
But for Noah, the choice is clear: Exposing the plan, and revealing the conspirators behind it, is the only way to save both the woman he loves and the individual freedoms he once took for granted.
After five back-to-back #1 New York Times bestsellers, national radio and Fox News television host Glenn Beck has delivered a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller that seamlessly weaves together American history, frightening facts about our present condition, and a heart-stopping plot. The Overton Window will educate, enlighten, and, most important, entertain-with twists and revelations
no one will see coming.
Via: Amazon 

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