Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Why Didn't You Stop Him?

Nikita Khrushchev gave a speech denouncing Stalin’s atrocities to an audience of the Soviet Communist Party, and someone in the audience shouted:

“You were right there next to Stalin. Why didn’t you stop him?”

Khrushchev immediately shouted back:

“Who said that??”

The place went deathly quiet. After several heartbeats, Khrushchev said quietly:

“Now you know why”

H/T Commenter John A at Watts Up With That


RavingDave said...

I'm familiar with that exchange, but the version I read went a little differently. When Khrushchev said "Who said that?" His next words were
"Ha ! You are scared and so was I ! " Now you know why.


M. Simon said...

I posted the movie version.