No Apology: The Case for American Greatness

No Apology The Case for American Greatness On his first presidential visit to address the European nations President Obama felt it necessary to apologize for America s international power He repeated that apology when visiting Latin America

  • Title: No Apology: The Case for American Greatness
  • Author: Mitt Romney
  • ISBN: 9780312609801
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On his first presidential visit to address the European nations, President Obama felt it necessary to apologize for America s international power He repeated that apology when visiting Latin America, and again to Muslims worldwide in an interview broadcast on Al Arabiya television.In No Apology, Mitt Romney asserts that American strength is essential not just for our ownOn his first presidential visit to address the European nations, President Obama felt it necessary to apologize for America s international power He repeated that apology when visiting Latin America, and again to Muslims worldwide in an interview broadcast on Al Arabiya television.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 healthcare, 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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    1. There is no doubt that Mitt Romney is a controversial figure in America today. Democrats attack him, Republicans are divided. Unlike so many other politicians, however, Romney has articulated his positions here in clear English. Politicians tend to be experts on what others think, yet amazingly vague on their own positions. Like him or not, Mitt has the courage to say what he thinks.Romney applies the title “No Apology” throughout the book. While superficially a critique of Obama's Apology t [...]

    2. all right, all right. i give! uncle! i can't read it anymore! make it stop!i got about halfway through this and i just couldn't force myself to continue. in the very first chapter there's obvious obfuscation about his family. 'they fled to Mexico because of religious persecution.' (i'm paraphrasing.) that's all he said about it. doesn't mention that the persecution was because his great-grandfather was a polygamist, and the persecution they suffered was that completely unreasonable one woman-one [...]

    3. Political TV ads can be fun. And annoying.Debates can be fun. And maddening.You can indeed learn things about the candidates from watching the ads and debates. But fifteen and thirty second snippets of information really don’t give you the full picture. And sometimes they actually hide the facts, producing nothing more than informational smog.Recently, I decided I wanted to really know what Mitt Romney thought. What he was about. What he hopes to accomplish if he wins the presidency. If Mitt w [...]

    4. I've written my more in-depth review at libertyqa/people/no-apology-mitt-romney-reviewml, but to sum things up, I found the book horrifying. Yes, there are some things I agree with, but I find Romney's views on foreign policy uninformed and dangerous, his attitude toward other countries and peoples condescending, his apparent ignorance of natural law and individual rights frightening, and his trust in smart people being able to wield the power of government effectively.well, horrifying. Romney, [...]

    5. If anyone ever has a doubt as to Mitt Romney's presidential qualifications, experience, knowledge, intentions, and principles, s/he should read this book. I have never read such an insightful and inspiring book about America and the issues we face today. I wish it was required reading for every high schooler in America. We've become jaded as a nation regarding America and politics in this country. Politicians who promise the world but fail to deliver has become the status quo. We accept that as [...]

    6. Warning: politics ahead!I'm trying to read all of the major candidates' books before I vote next year and I started with Romney. I was impressed by the detailed level of his plans to improve the nation on several levels although it was a struggle to get through the first several chapters of the book on national security and defense - I'm more interested in social issues but appreciate his knowledge and detail and could trust him as an international leader. He really believes in America as the wo [...]

    7. I found this book very interesting as it educated me on many things in the world of government politics in which I felt my knowledge was lacking. Clearly this book is written from a Republican view, but it is not a democrat bashing work. In the book, Romney criticizes both parties, as well as the media, and other forces at currently work to weaken America and diminish productivity and thus economic growth. Instead of just exaggerating problems and telling his readers who is to blame, Romney prop [...]

    8. I am not likely to vote for Romney (assuming he becomes the Republican nominee), but I give him credit for writing a readable, interesting book. Yes, it's self-promoting and not particularly daring, as books of this genre tend to be, but his intelligence and penchant for data-driven problem-solving are apparent throughout. The man understands public policy and argues his side effectively. All in all I liked "No Apology" about as much as "The Audacity of Hope"; in some ways I liked it more.I disa [...]

    9. This is one intelligent guy. I mostly agree with all of his ideas for the direction our country should (must, really) go. I wish he was a little more imaginative as far as fixing the education system goes. I loved Glenn Beck's books, probably because he's not actually running for office and can say whatever he wants. Romney takes a more moderate, practical approach, which makes sense. He says the school voucher program, which Beck and many others tout, is "politically infeasible," for example. T [...]

    10. I wanted to give this book a fair go and read it all the way through but after skipping most of the first few chapters about Foreign Policy and getting irritated with the chapters on Economy, I decided to just stop reading. Politics between the two major parties, I'm convinced, comes down to differing philosophies. It's not that one's right and the other's wrong so much that it's each envisions a different successful society. Not everyone measures success in dollar signs.Mitt Romney spends much [...]

    11. Love him, hate him, or something in between, you can usually count on Mitt Romney giving a straight answer - in interviews, in debates, and in his new book. Mitt is an analytical guy, a competence that serves him well as he describes the vital issues facing America today and how we as a nation should deal with them. In the course of the book, we also learn the highlights of his past and personal life and how his experiences have shaped his beliefs.Sometimes the book isn't real exciting, as a num [...]

    12. I read the book not knowing what to expect, given some conservative rhetoric is sometimes just about bashing the liberals (although sometimes deservedly so but it doesn’t solve any problems). This book actually backed up some views with data and studies instead of just being a “feel good” book with meaningless chants or special slogans to disillusion the reader or tricking them into thinking that they are accomplishing something meaningful or positive. He has some real answers that would w [...]

    13. I rate half of this book at two stars and half at four. The worst half is the half where I got the sense that Mitt was writing what he wanted the reader to read. The politician in him was on display, and the rhetoric abounded. He seemed to dumb himself down, reciting silly slogans with which no one can disagree ("pursue the difficult" and "the case for American greatness" come to mine).The other half, however, was quite good. What seems to be the real Mitt surfaced as he used his intellectual ab [...]

    14. I picked this up because I felt that I needed to understand Mitt Romney better. His character is outstanding, but I wasn't familiar with his ideas.The vision he has for America is amazing. He loves this country and will make no apologies for stating that it is the greatest nation on earth. The reason for this book, he shares, is that during the debates, candidates are only given sixty seconds to solve an extremely complex issue. Because he didn't feel that was enough time, he wanted to explain h [...]

    15. I LOVED this book. It isn't a thrilling page turner but a really educational read. I laughed and cried and more importantly, did lots of thinking during this book. Romney does a terrific job of providing and explaining data and translating that into proposed action. I really liked that he spent his time explaining the issues and then giving detailed information about his position rather than just attacking others. A very informative and powerful book.

    16. If you plan to vote in this election than you ought to read this book. This book is an insightful look into who Mitt Romney really is as an American leader and shows how his life experiences have influenced his views. He's well read, thoughtful, an experienced leader/role model and strategic thinker. Mitt brings new ideas and solutions to the table for readers to think about.

    17. Fantastic! I still want this guy to be president!Romney explained it best for why he wrote this book. You are only given 30 seconds in the average debate to try and get your point / opinion across. There is no opportunity to get your ideas out there and then explain how / why your ideas will work. Romney attempts to do that in this book.Throughout this book, he talks about the pursuit of the difficult, why nations decline, the pursuit of power, pathways of American power, a free and productive e [...]

    18. Slow read. Full of statistics and history, but not much emotion. I actually think I liked Romney more before I read this (as opposed to Sarah or Meghan, whom I liked better after reading their books). Some quotes: "Obama sends a signal that he is eager to negotiate at any time, any place, without conditions; the effect of this is to cede all of the power and leverage to our enemies." [Overdramaticc'mon.]"[Obama] replied, 'I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect the Brits believe [...]

    19. I did it. I finished the book without setting it on fire. It’s a good thing my new apartment doesn’t have a garbage disposal because it would’ve been put to good use.One of the things that bugged me most about this book was that there was no appendix at the back listing his sources. I mean, how do you write a book about politics and policy, making all sorts of claims and references to other writers, scholars, scientists, and policy wonks and not cite your sources!? That’s high school com [...]

    20. Mitt Romney makes his case for the direction he feels America should be going and how to get us there, highlighting "three pillars that sustain a free and strong America." These pillars are a strong economy, a strong military, and a free and strong people (in the book, mostly manifested through culture and education). This is American exceptionalism with no holds barred and Mr. Romney makes a compelling case for it.Not surprisingly with his background, Mr. Romney's strength is in his grasp of ec [...]

    21. Here's what I love about Mitt Romney: He recognizes that there is NO single approach that will fix any of our problems, the nation's biggest problems will require multiple solutions working together. Some of my favorites: IMMIGRATION: We cannot just build a wall and let the minutemen loose on the border. We need to work on making it easier, cheaper and faster for people to immigrate here legally. Allow people to become permanent residents and citizens without requiring a Harvard lawyer at their [...]

    22. Any book about political issues written by a politician will have a hard time pulling above two stars, whatever their party affiliation. If nothing else, this book proves that Romney is a skillful politician, equal in demagoguery and equivocation to anyone, Republican or Democrat. He starts off wasting no time and gets right in to showering American readers with praise for how great and noble they are, what he refers to as ‘American Exceptionalism,” and then goes on to call out what’s wron [...]

    23. I had to hand off the book to the next book club person to read, it made me wish I had bought it so I could write down all of my favorite quotes out of it. I really liked this book!I like it for a number of reasons: one, main stream media and fox news just don't report what is going on and what the best options are to fix it. I wish political leaders weren't made heroes and villains all the time, it make us as a whole over look what is going on and how many opinions there are on how to fix it. T [...]

    24. I met Mitt Romney at his book signing in May and finally finished his book. The first couple of chapters or so focus on lessons from history, past nations that have flourished and then failed, and how we as Americans can and should learn from their mistakes so that we can continue to be a strong, leading nation. His viewpoint that American strength is essential, not just for Americans but for freedom-loving countries all over the world, resonated with me. He points out that there are four strate [...]

    25. I wanted to read this book, because even though I liked Mitt, I didn't know enough about him. This book, written by himself, is an overview of his main policy opinions. Ironically, I had just emailed the White House a few weeks earlier to show my distaste of Obama apologizing to Afganistan for the mishap with our troops. Obama has apologized in shame on many differenct occasions even though Americans have lost countess lives and paid a high monetary price to help democracy reign at home and abro [...]

    26. My FIRST "political" book - and it was a surprisingly good read - I stayed INTERESTED. I know enough politics to know I prefer conservatives to liberals in most cases - I voted for a Democrat judge once, here in Texas. Shocked relatives to the core, but he was the better candidate. Because I'm still a novice in politics, I really appreciated Mitt Romney's writing style and his ability to show "the big picture." Anyone with a basic understanding of US History, Economics, and political headliners [...]

    27. I know now who i wish was our current President. Mitt Romney is a true American Patriot, who not only is informed of our nation's great history, but also a capable and trained buisiness man. His concern is for America to remain the leading nation in the world in respect to the economy, military, and the freedom a true democracy allows it's people. I gained an enormous amount of insight to the world of politics from reading this book. It is sad to see government officials in office who are not th [...]

    28. Political alignments aside. Everyone eligible to vote should read this book. How often is it that American voters have the chance to read 300 pages of pure policy? No distracting or attention-diverting attacks, no scandal stories. Romney outlines his policies and what he thinks is wrong with the current American system. He provides detailed descriptions behind all of his stances. I feel very-well informed and confident that I can judiciously follow the 2012 campaign with more scrutiny and attent [...]

    29. This was a great book! I was pleasantly surprised. The thing I liked about it was that it wasn't filled with a lot lame biographical junk or stupid one liners (hope, change, stay the course, etc). It just had sound political policies. Mr. Romney comes across as a really boring and fake candidate during debates which is too bad because this book has a lot of good ideas. Mitt Romney may be the type of candidate that America doesn't deserve because we tend to put way too much stock into things that [...]

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