The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations

Dec 27, 2017

As he left office, George Washington took to the newspaper to warn future generations about the forces he believed could destroy the republic; among them, hyper-partisanship, debt, and foreign influence.  We talk with John Avlon, the author of "Washington's Farewell," about this address and how it has resonated through history.

GUEST:   John Avlon, Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast and a CNN political analyst.

This show originally aired on January 18, 2017.  The rebroadcast is Thursday, Dec. 28, at 9 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. 


READ: the entire farewell address.

A printed copy of Washington's Farewell address published in the Vermont Herald.
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