Resource Listing November 1956

During a diplomatic reception at the Kremlin, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev told Western diplomats:
"About the capitalist states, it doesn't depend on you whether we (Soviet Union) exist. If you don't like us, don't accept our invitations, and don't invite us to come to see you. Whether you like it our not, history is on our side. We will bury you."
In 1959, while attending the American National Exhibition in Moscow, Vice-President Nixon, recalling Khrushchev's prediction that our grandchildren will live under communism, stated:
"Let me say that we don't object to his saying this will happen. We only object if he tries to bring it about... We prefer our system. But the very essence of our belief is that we do not and will not try to impose our system on anybody else. We believe that you and all other peoples on this earth should have the right to choose the kind of economic or political system which best fits your particular problems without any foreign intervention."
Both Khrushchev's and Nixon's statements fueled the anti-Communist sentiment prevalent in the United States.