Monday, November 17, 2008


This Day in the History of Russians Who Couldn't Be More Wrong

On this day in 1956, USSR Premier Nikita Khrushchev said of the West, and particularly of the USA, at the end of a long speech he gave at the Polish Embassy in Moscow, that "We will bury you." Some people think this was a threat to murder us; no, just a boast to outlast us. And since the USSR ended in moral and political bankruptcy nearly 20 years ago, it seems like Nikita got the event right but the parties wrong. I had always thought the quote came from a speech in the United Nations in the '60s, when Khrushchev pounded his shoe on the podium. I was wrong.
Here's the less than prescient Commie with the former Commie leader of Cuba.


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