Which US politician engaged in a "kitchen debate" with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev?
The Cold War was a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. There was no direct military confrontation, but in one episode there was a heated war of words. It all started when Vice President Richard Nixon hosted the American National Exhibition in Moscow. There Nixon got into an argument with Soviet chief Nikita Khrushchev.
It was called the “kitchen debate” because the bulk of it happened in a modern kitchen that was part of the exhibition. Mostly, the argument was about which system is better: capitalism or communism. At one point the Soviet leader snapped at Nixon, saying “You don’t know anything about communism–except fear of it.”