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We don't know if George Washington was saying hello or goodbye in the above portrait, circa 1789. But John Avlon says the first president had one very important goodbye as he left office; Avlon's new book is called Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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What We Can Learn From 'Washington's Farewell'

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