An Overton paradox
September 27, 2013 § 4 Comments
In the discussion below two of the things we talked about were (1) that the Overton window is right now moving in a more modernist liberal (leftward) direction, and (2) the question of what kind of political organization can influence the direction of the Overton window.
I think that a movement’s influence on the motion of the Overton window is a function of how well-aligned that movement happens to be with the current position and motion of the Overton window. If you aren’t on the bandwagon you can’t influence the song.
With apologies to Groucho Marx, a club that was willing to have me as a member would not be an influential club.