Republicans: The Ripon Report

Of all the agonizing Republican reappraisals of the 1964 elections, by far the best documented and most out spoken is that of the Ripon Society, a group of some 80 young G.O.P. intellectuals, mostly from academic circles, who aspire, as one leader describes it. "to be a link between the ivory-tower group and the people ringing doorbells." In a recently issued report, the society said that the Republican presidential campaign was "one of the dullest, emptiest, lowest-level campaigns in the history of American presidential politics. The whole cast of the Republican effort...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!