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  • In the midst of the Cold War, these two powerful men squabble like boys in a schoolyard, with Vice President Nixon poking an admonitory finger at Mr. Khrushchev's chest.

    Tragedy and Comedy of Life

  • Hardly anyone in the audience is old enough to remember the sensation caused by this play at its first outing, just two years after Soviet tanks invaded Hungary and Khrushchev's "secret speech" denouncing Stalin.

    A 'Chicken Soup' Revival Full of Vigor

  • Khrushchev's speech seemed to herald a new era of openness in a society where many people had committed terrible crimes they wished to hide.

    Tom Rob Smith - An interview with author

  • A world where Nikita Khrushchev's words that our grandchildren will live under Marxist Socialism still resonates.

    Edward Goldberg: Humpty Dumpty, and the GOP's Medieval Philosophical Pursuits

  • Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos Over the course of the past half-century or so, Elliott Erwitt has taken plenty of memorable photos—Nixon poking his finger into Khrushchev's chest in 1959 is an Erwitt shot, and so is the perennially tourist-pleasing 1940s New York sidewalk photo of a sweater-wearing Chihuahua at a woman's feet.

    Photo-Op: Head or Tail

  • Its previous coup, snatching Nikita Khrushchev's secret 1956 anti-Stalin speech, involved three people.

    How Israeli Spies Pulled It Off

  • Was it specific events in the history of Communism, like Khrushchev's secret speech, or the invasions of Hungary and Czechoslovakia?

    Belief in Communism, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Frederick Kempe's "Berlin 1961" Putnam, 579 pages, $29.95 takes us back to those febrile days of June 1961 when Berlin suddenly became, in Nikita Khrushchev's phrase, "the most dangerous place on earth."

    Gift Guide: History Books

  • Khrushchev's intention at Vienna was to test Kennedy's nerve and to put on record the Soviet Union's intentions in Berlin and East Germany as a whole.

    When Kennedy Blinked

  • Actually it was routine communist rhetoric, but it prompted the president "to devalue and discount all of Khrushchev's conciliatory gestures."

    When Kennedy Blinked


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