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...

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