Sunday, November 1, 2009

Khrushchev Didn't Fart

Found this wonderful quote in a book I'm reading.  It is from Krushchev, in the days after the Cuban Missile Crisis, "I'm not a czarist officer who has to kill himself if I fart at a masked ball.  It's better to back down than to go to war."

Quoted in John Mueller, Atomic Obsession: Nuclear Alarmism from Hirosima to Al-Qaeda.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2010, p. 40.

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