Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations

Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations

John Avlon

4.27.2017

John Avlon

John Avlon is the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of The Daily Beast and a CNN political analyst.  He is the author of Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics, Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America, Washington’s Farewell:The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations as well as an editor of the anthology Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns. Previously, he was a columnist and associate editor for the New York Sun and chief speechwriter for New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He won the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ award for best online column in 2012.

John Avlon is the Editor-in-Chief and managing director of The Daily Beast and a CNN political analyst. He will discuss his new book Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations, which describes George Washington’s prophetic letter to his fellow citizens about the forces he feared could destroy our democracy: hyper-partisanship, excessive debt, and foreign wars. Avlon offers a portrait of our first president and his battle to save America from self-destruction.

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