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John Avlon CNN – Lincoln Divided We Stand

CNN – Lincoln Divided We Stand

LINCOLN: DIVIDED WE STAND is a six-part CNN Original Series that takes a holistic approach to the remarkable and unexpected story of Abraham Lincoln by delving into his complicated inner world, seamlessly interweaving his tragic personal life with his history making … Continue reading

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John Avlon Lincoln and the Fight for Peace – The Late Show with Colbert

Lincoln and the Fight for Peace – The Late Show with Colbert

John Avlon, CNN senior political analyst and author of the new book, “Lincoln and the Fight for Peace,” tells Stephen he fears that the Russian leader’s move to take parts of Ukraine amounts to a test case for future land-grabs … Continue reading

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John Avlon Lincoln and the Fight for Peace – MSNBC Morning Joe
John Avlon John Avlon on Lincoln – Real Time with Bill Maher

John Avlon on Lincoln – Real Time with Bill Maher

John Avlon joins the panelist on Real Time with Bill Maher and discuss some aspects of his new book Lincoln and the Fight for Peace

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John Avlon Lincoln and the Fight For Peace – with John Dickerson

Lincoln and the Fight For Peace – with John Dickerson

Lincoln and the Fight For Peace reveals how Lincoln’s character informed his commitment to unconditional surrender followed by a magnanimous peace.  

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John Avlon A Conversation with John Avlon – Carnegie Endowment

A Conversation with John Avlon – Carnegie Endowment

Only one president in American history has had to rebuild a divided nation. In the weeks before his death, Abraham Lincoln crafted plans to knit together the sinews of a country at war with itself. While a bullet and an … Continue reading

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John Avlon Online at the Reagan Library with John Avlon

Online at the Reagan Library with John Avlon

Join us as we go in-depth into Journalist and Political Commentator John Avlon’s latest book, “Lincoln and the Fight for Peace”! Lincoln and the Fight for Peace is a groundbreaking, revelatory history of Abraham Lincoln’s plan to secure a just … Continue reading

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John Avlon Five Items Found in Lincoln’s Wallet the Night He Died – History in Five

Five Items Found in Lincoln’s Wallet the Night He Died – History in Five

On the night he died, 8 articles were discovered inside a compartment in Abraham Lincoln’s wallet. John Avlon explains how these treasured clippings speak to Lincoln’s state of mind at the end of the war, and his hopes for how … Continue reading

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John Avlon Lessons from Abraham Lincoln’s Fight for Peace – History in Five

Lessons from Abraham Lincoln’s Fight for Peace – History in Five

The power of Lincoln’s personal example in the closing days of the Civil War offers a portrait of a peacemaker. While his assassination sent the country careening off course, Lincoln’s vision would be vindicated long after his death, inspiring future … Continue reading

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John Avlon Meet the Man Running Against Hungary’s Autocratic Leader – CNN

Meet the Man Running Against Hungary’s Autocratic Leader – CNN

Péter Márki-Zay is the 49 year old small-town mayor and father of seven running against Putin-allied, Tucker Carlson-endorsed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. On the latest Reality Check, Márki-Zay tells CNN’s John Avlon why the upcoming April election matters to … Continue reading

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John Avlon CNN’s Democracy in Peril

CNN’s Democracy in Peril

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John Avlon Americans Are Not That Divided – CNN

Americans Are Not That Divided – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon refutes the idea America is split 50/50 on most major issues. He says we are more like 70/30.

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John Avlon How Dangerous Talk of a “Second Civil War” is Different Today – CNN

How Dangerous Talk of a “Second Civil War” is Different Today – CNN

How dangerous talk of a “second civil war” is different today? Is a “second civil war” possible? On the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon,” historian Professor Edna Greene Medford and CNN’s Elle Reeve talk about the American history of … Continue reading

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John Avlon The Truth About America’s History of Anti-Immigrant Anxiety – CNN

The Truth About America’s History of Anti-Immigrant Anxiety – CNN

America is a nation of immigrants that continues to wrestle with a hatred of immigrants. The latest “Reality Check with John Avlon” examines the history of anti-immigrant panic in the US. Undocumented Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas joins to … Continue reading

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John Avlon How White Nationalists Lure New Recruits – CNN

How White Nationalists Lure New Recruits – CNN

Can empathy help confront hate? In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” Avlon discusses if empathy can break through, and how White nationalists are luring new recruits through memes and an image makeover with CNN’s Sara Sidner … Continue reading

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John Avlon Inside America’s “Militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN

Inside America’s “Militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN

America’s self-styled militias have roots dating back to the KKK’s formation during Reconstruction. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” CNN’s Sara Sidner joins Avlon as they trace this history, from the Minutemen of the 1960’s to … Continue reading

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John Avlon The Political Roots of the Anti-vax Movement – CNN

The Political Roots of the Anti-vax Movement – CNN

Anti-vax resistance has been around for years. In its current form, anti-vaxxers have now seized control of the message, overshadowing Trump’s endorsements of a vaccine his administration was responsible for developing. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist … Continue reading

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John Avlon The Reason We’re Becoming More Extreme – CNN

The Reason We’re Becoming More Extreme – CNN

The psychology of extremism can help explain how our society has turned into a 24/7 culture war. The latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat” examines the science between what’s causing people on the left and right to grow … Continue reading

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John Avlon Inside Cults: How People Get In & How They Got Out – CNN

Inside Cults: How People Get In & How They Got Out – CNN

Cults of personality, conspiracy theories, religious cults, & political extremism draw different people down rabbit holes – so how do you reach them? On the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” Avlon talks to CNN’s Elle Reeve and … Continue reading

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John Avlon The Rise of White identity Politics – CNN

The Rise of White identity Politics – CNN

Conservatives complain about ‘identity politics.’ But the most politically influential form of identity politics is arguably white identity politics. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” Avlon traces its origins from the blatant racism of the KKK … Continue reading

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