October 10, 2012

America, the Sequel

National Review, National Review

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In so many theaters, the present administration’s policy has been opaque and withdrawn, rudderless and at odds with itself. By contrast, if Romney’s vision sounds insufficiently granular and nuanced for the tastes of the left-of-center Foggy Bottom class, as the early punditry seems to suggest, perhaps that’s because it counts on much the same basic principles that produced the first American Century to vouchsafe a sequel. Romney’s is a case for clarity, for active and intelligent engagement in a dangerous world, for an America that is a strong ally, a formidable foe, and an unrepentant force for good in the world.

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TAGGED: Afghanistan, Libya, Iran, Egypt, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2012, United States


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