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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1713
AUTHOR: Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (1894–1971)
QUOTATION: The socialist economy has become so strong, so vigorous that from the summits we have reached we can issue an open challenge of peaceful economic competition to the most powerful capitalist country—the United States of America.
ATTRIBUTION: NIKITA S. KHRUSHCHEV, concluding speech to twenty-second congress of the Communist party of the Soviet Union, October 27, 1961.—Khrushchev Speaks: Selected Speeches, Articles, and Press Conferences, 1949–1961, ed. Thomas P. Whitney, p. 450 (1963).
SUBJECTS: Socialism