In the first post in this series I introduced the Overton Window theory of political change, and explained precisely what the theory maintains as it was first intended. In this post I will ask whether the theory is an accurate description of political change, and stress what political phenomena does the theory not describe. [Read more…]
Cleaning the Overton Window, Part 2: Is the Theory Accurate, Descriptively? What Does it Not Describe?
The Overton Window is one of the most frequently cited theories of political change in the freethought movement. It is also one of the least well understood. A clearer, more accurate understanding of the Overton Window will help the freethought movement progress: the Window must be cleaned so we can see through it clearly. This first post introduces the basic concept of the theory. [Read more…]