A Letter From The Publisher: Jul. 24, 1964

THROUGH the long hours of the Republican National Convention, the fadeout, fade-in of the television cameras relentlessly followed some part of the action, at times fascinating and at others simply boring. Every day the newspapers rolled out with instant analyses that often had to change in tone from edition to edition. TIME, by its very nature, viewed the scene in deeper perspective. What happened minute by minute and hour by hour was often important. But why did it happen that way, and what did it mean in sum? Twenty-one correspondents from half a...

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