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The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations

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Gilbert Stuart’s Portrait of George Washington, 1796";

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.

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