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No Apology

by Mitt Romney

Rated: None

Instead of going rogue, former (and possibly future) presidential hopeful Mitt Romney goes pro instead. Pro-America, that is. It is his opinion that citizens of the United States of America need not feel apologetic in the least, especially on the world stage. He makes very persuasive arguments for how the unique ideals of this particular citizen republic have shaped world politics over the past two centuries, assisting other peoples to achieve greater freedom and prosperity.

His views are not rose-tinted, however, and he understands that our history and involvement have not always been perfect, but they have resulted in more successes than failures. Predictably, he also points out specific points of concern for this nation’s current course and leadership.

Each chapter explores a specific topic in detail, such as education, military strength, health care, the economy, citizenship, etc. He does his very best to dissect each big picture and display the pieces in a way that is understandable without being mind-boggling. In this, he does a very good job. I am certainly no political or economic analyst, but as a reader, I never felt stupid; rather, I felt that I finally understood something complex, if even for a brief moment.

And actually, this is part of what saddens me. Romney’s writing style, concerns, and recommendations all indicate that he is a genuine patriot who is simply trying to shake his fellow citizens into action. His personal history clearly shows that he has leadership abilities. He is also not afraid to take responsibility for his mistakes. In essence, he is not at all like any other politician that we Americans have grown accustomed to, and so, at a time when the United States is in desperate need of a real leader, he will probably be overlooked. Again.

Rated: None. Perfectly clean reading material.

— Reviewed by Craig Smith

Craig Smith is chief medical officer of Tacoma Cat Hospital. In addition to providing book reviews on Rated Reads, he podcasts about feline health issues through iTunes and www.tacomacat.com.

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  • No Apology
  • by Mitt Romney
  • Rated: None
  • Genre: Nonfiction
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