July 01, 2009

The 1959 Kitchen Debate



The 1959 Kitchen Debate

(or, how cultural exchanges changed the Soviet Union)

kitchens in model homes are not normally sites where world leaders debate their differences. Yet that is exactly what happened 50 years ago, on July 24, 1959, when U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev squared off while touring the kitchen of a model American home at the U.S. National Exhibition in Moscow’s Sokolniki Park.


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