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The Overton Window is Glenn Beck’s new book, a fictional novel based on a great deal of facts. I highly recommend you read it, even if you usually don’t read fiction.

Crammed full of factual data, this story could easily be happening to someone today.

In a recent conversation with a friend – before I knew this book existed – I outlined some of what I have observed in international news over the past year. (Much of what I read from abroad is never reported by the mainline media in this country.)

I shared my opinion that the set-up was nearly ready for the next step in America’s transformation: a manufactured crisis that would “necessitate” a suspension of the Constitution and government / military take-over of the rest of our society. I.E., a casus belli.*

Obviously I’m not the only person who thinks that. Here’s the Amazon blurb about The Overton Window:

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 twenty-something 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.

* The Overton window is a real concept, as is casus belli. Look them up, for some interesting reading and meditating.