Overton Window

Like many peacebuilders, I got into this line of work because of my opposition to aspects of American foreign policy. In my student days, it was the war in Vietnam. Since then, I can’t say that there has been a lot I’ve liked about American foreign policy either. However, as I sit back and add (to me) a new concept  to the way I think about this or any other policy subject, I find that my conclusions are more nuanced. We have made more progress than many of us are inclined to admit. And as we try to show our critics and our funders that we have made a difference, the Overton Window should be part of that discussion.