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Nixon Predicts No War with Soviets

Nov. 14, 1961 - Richard M. Nixon (pictured with Premier Nikita Khrushchev in 1959) predicted today that the Soviet people’s “obsession for peace” and Premier Khrushchev’s intelligence would prevent war. Mr. Nixon spoke at a “Republican Spectacular” held in Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum. “Khrushchev will not start a war for many reasons,” Mr. Nixon said. “Despite his liquor drinking, he is always the master of his own temper. Unlike Hitler, the Russian leader is a cold, tough, sober man. The man’s own people will not support a war. The Russians have seen the dire effects of war firsthand.”


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