John Phillips Avlon (born 1973) is the author of Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics and Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America. He was a columnist and associate editor for The New York Sun and worked as chief speechwriter for former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He was Director of Speechwriting and Deputy Policy Director for Giuliani’s 2008 presidential campaign. He is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He is senior political columnist at TheDailyBeast.com.
Books in order of publication:
Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America – 2004
Independent Nation: How Centrism Can Change American Politics – 2005
Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns – 2011
Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations – 2017
Lincoln and the Fight for Peace – 2022