John Avlon

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John Avlon in 2012

John Phillips Avlon (born January 19, 1973) is an American journalist and political commentator. He is a Senior Political Analyst and fill-anchor at CNN and former editor-in-chief and managing director of The Daily Beast from 2013 to 2018. Avlon has also been a columnist and associate editor for The New York Sun and chief speechwriter for former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.


  • Professional partisans are still playing politics by industrial-age rules. They haven’t woken up to the information-age reality. Younger generations have grown up with a multiplicity of choice on every front, which can be tailored to suit their individual beliefs. Politics is the last place where we are supposed to be satisfied with a choice between Brand A and Brand B.
  • If you only take offense when the president of your party is compared to Hitler, then you're part of the problem.
  • The independence of our nation is inseparable from our interdependence as a people.
    • Avlon, John (January 2017) (in English). Washington's Farewell (Hardcover ed.). New York: Simon and Schuster. pp. 284. ISBN 978-1-4767-4646-3. 
  • Semi-obvious but bears repeating: Much of the evil in the world comes from seeing and judging people as members of groups rather than individuals.
  • America is both North and South, White and Black, Republican and Democrat. We are laughter and loss, Saturday night and Sunday morning, Old Testament and New. Liberty and equality are not opposites in inevitable conflict, but act in concert under the practical balance of the Union. In the end, even war and peace are intimately entwined.
    • Avlon, John (February 15, 2022). Lincoln and the Fight for Peace. Simon & Schuster. pp. 368 pages. ISBN 1982108126. 
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