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Washington’s Farewell

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
6:30PM WINE RECEPTION
7:00PM LECTURE
Free for members; $15 for guests
George Washington‘s Farewell Address was a prophetic letter from a “parting friend” to his fellow citizens about the forces he feared could destroy our democracy: hyper-partisanship, excessive debt and foreign wars. Once celebrated as civic scripture, more widely reprinted than the Declaration of Independence, the Farewell Address is now almost forgotten. Its message remains starkly relevant.  In Washington‘s Farewell, John Avlon offers a stunning portrait of our first president and his battle to save America from self-description.
John Avlon is the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of The Daily Beast.  He has been a CNN analyst since 2010 and has appeared on The Daily Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Real Time with Bill Maher, PBS, MSNBC, FOX and C-Span.

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Date:
March 6
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm