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In No Apology, Mitt Romney asserts that American strength is essential—not just for our own well-being, but for the world’s. Governments such as China and a newly robust Russia threaten to overtake us on many fronts, and Islam continues its dangerous rise. Drawing on history for lessons on how great powers collapse, Romney shows how and why our national advantages have eroded. From the long-term decline of our manufacturing base, our laggard educational system that has left us without enough engineers, scientists, and other skilled professionals, our corrupted financial practices that led to the current crisis, and the crushing impact of entitlements on our future obligations, America is in debt, overtaxed, and unprepared for the challenges it must face. We need renewal: fresh ideas to cut through complicated problems and restore our strength.
Creative and bold, Romney proposes simple solutions to rebuild industry, create good jobs, reduce out-of-control spending on entitlements and health care, dramatically improve education, and restore a military battered by eight years of war.
Most important, he calls for a new commitment to citizenship, a common cause we all share, rather than a laundry list of individual demands. Many of his solutions oppose President Obama’s policies, many also run counter to Republican thinking, but all have one strategic aim: to move America back to political and economic strength. Personal and dynamically-argued, No Apology is a call to action by a man who cares deeply about America’s history, its promise, and its future.
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By michael on 01-12-12
You can like this book without being a Republican.
I have never voted Republican and I have no intention of voting for Mitt Romney but I like to read or listen to the books written by all the major political players. I feel that a book is the best way for a politician to get his/her true message out without being subject to 30 second sound bites. I have listened to many and more of these books. Mitt Romney's "No Apology" is the best of the bunch both for his excellent/personal reading of it and for the clear and concise way he states his political positions. I disagree with a lot of what he says but I have to give him credit for writing and reading an excellent book. If you are interested in American politics this book is worth reading regardless of your personal politics.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By June on 05-12-12
Very Entertaining-a REAL Surprise
If you could sum up No Apology in three words, what would they be?
Who was your favorite character and why?
Romey the worker.
Have you listened to any of Mitt Romney’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes, when ever he talked about making things work. You have to work with what you have.
Any additional comments?
Our current President had published two books-I read them both-before election day. I felt to be informed, I needed to read this book too. (I also like that the book was published well before the primary season when canidates morph.) It appears the choices will be between Obama and Romney. Romney is a problem solver. Listen to this book and get past the sound bites to what he thinks on a large variety of subjects.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Calum I. MacLeod on 09-27-16
A Heartfelt Story of American Exceptionalism
Mitt Romney tells a story of how the world needs a strong America - and how to maintain and rebuild that strength. As a non American I don't quite see the exceptionalism that he believes in, but I do see a thoughtful set of ideas and plans to achieve the goal of a "great" America.
His narration is solid and although the book is a little dry, he gives a lot of detail for his plans and reasoning.