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John P. Avlon      

Editor-In-Chief & Managing Director of The Daily Beast

John Phillips Avlon is an American journalist and political commentator who is editor-in-chief and managing director of The Daily Beast and a CNN political analyst. Avlon has also been a columnist and associate editor for The New York Sun and chief speechwriter for former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

Avlon is the author of several books, including Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics, which critically appraises both traditional American centrism and the more recent radical centrism. He also wrote Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America. In January 2017, Avlon published Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations, in which he highlights the history and content of President George Washington's parting treatise to the American people in the context of the contemporary political climate.

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