I was researching the famous Nixon-Khrushchev "kitchen debate" in connection with the book I'm working on and found this edited transcript. My reaction was this: Nostalgia.
Oh, how tranquil was this exchange compared to the rhetoric of today. And this was at the absolute height of the Cold War. Khruschchev was USSR's most belligerent Premier and Nixon was soon to run for president (against JFK) on a platform that urged even greater containment of "Soviet expansionism. " Can you imagine such dialog between Bush and Osama, Bush and Saddam, Bush and anybody he deemed our enemy?