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54 Years Ago, Safire's Reflection on the Kitchen Debate » Richard Nixon Foundation
In 2009, William Safire—former speech writer for President Nixon—recalled in his New York Times piece “The Cold War’s Hot Kitchen,” the gaggle of reporters and general pandemonium surrounding the 1959 debate between then Vice President Nixon, and Soviet Premier Khrushchev, which has become known as the Kitchen Debate. Safire wrote this piece on the Debate’s …