"Considerable skills"

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Good news, fiction fans! Glenn Beck has posted online a description of his upcoming novel, The Overton Window, and you'll be shocked, no doubt, to learn that the plot involves one brave man undergoing a political awakening and unweaving a sinister conspiracy "a hundred years in the making" to destroy freedom in America.

For some reason I was reminded of the time that Beck told us his "eyes" were "opened" by a book on "early American progressivism" which taught him that "evil S.O.B." Woodrow Wilson "started a hundred-year time bomb" in the early 20th century.

Anyway, what caught our eye was Beck's description of his protagonist, Noah Gardner, as a wealthy, smart, "handsome" man endowed with "considerable skills." How "considerable" are these "skills"? "Considerable" enough to thwart "a frightening plan, decades in the making, to transform America and demonize all those who stand in the way."

And, if my hunch is correct, Gardner will do it all armed only with a piece of chalk.

The full description is below the fold.

The Overton Window

A Thriller by Glenn Beck

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 a bunch of freaky 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 importantly, 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 Newstelevision 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.

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