No Apology: The Case for American Greatness

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St. Martin's Press, Mar 2, 2010 - Political Science - 336 pages
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The #1 New York Times bestseller about putting America back in the lead and building a better future from former US Presidential Candidate and 2018 Utah Senate Candidate.

In No Apology, Mitt Romney asserts that American strength is essential—not just for our own well-being, but for the world's. Nations such as China and a resurgent Russia threaten to overtake us on many fronts, and violent Islamism continues its dangerous rise. In the face of such challenges, America need not apologize for its liberties, but must use them wisely.

We need renewal: fresh ideas to cut through complicated problems and restore our strength. Creative and bold, Romney proposes solutions to restore economic vitality, create good jobs, reduce out-of-control spending on entitlements and health care, dramatically improve education, and rebuild a military battered by 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 run counter to Republican thinking, but all have one strategic aim: to strengthen America and preserve our global leadership.

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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User Review  - Barb_H - LibraryThing

I thought this book was well written and full of information. Although it was a little too packed full of information, statistics and facts at times and became dry. There was a lot of history included ... Read full review

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User Review  - emlzcole - LibraryThing

A bit preachy (and too moral) at times but a good read that does a good job of reminding us, in certain areas, of why America is great ... and how it could be greater. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Pursuit of the Difficult
5
2 Why Nations Decline
35
3 The Pursuit of Power
51
4 Pathways of American Power
74
5 A Free and Productive Economy
101
6 The Worst Generation?
150
7 Healing Health Care
168
8 An American Education
194
9 Running Low
224
10 The Culture of Citizenship
248
11 America the Beautiful
280
Epilogue
301
Acknowledgments
307
Index
311
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Mitt Romney is an American businessman and former governor of Massachusetts. Romney was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2008 United States presidential election. He first gained national recognition in 2002 as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. He received his B.A., with Highest Honors, from Brigham Young University in 1971. In 1975, he was awarded an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar, and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

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