The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations
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.
The power of Washington's character made him indispensable to our young republic, says author @JohnAvlon talking about #WashingtonsFarewell— The Exchange (@NHPRExchange) January 18, 2017