About John Avlon
John Avlon is Editor in Chief of The Daily Beast, CNN contributor, and author of Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics and Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America.
Independent Nation is a rallying cry for the moderate majority of Americans who are tired of the far right and far-left and so choose to walk an independent path between these extremes instead of aligning themselves with only one.
In his latest book, Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America, Avlon examines the outbreak of extremism in the opening years of the Obama administration and details the rise of the partisan media and its distorting impact on civic discourse.
Avlon’s latest book, Washington’s Farewell, looks back on the first President’s famed memo to future generations warning about the forces he felt could bring down the young democratic republic—extreme partisanship, regional divisions, excessive public debt and foreign wars—and the results are starkly relevant to the challenges our nation faces today. It was released in January 2017 by Simon & Schuster.