The Press: Demosthenes in Manhattan

Gossip Columnist Walter Winchell is always willing to give a great man his due. Last week he noted that "Demosthenes, apparently, was the W.W. of Athens." A friend of Winchell wrote the columnist that he was now being denounced as a warmonger, just as Demosthenes had been 2,300 years ago. To drive home this point, Winchell devoted a column to excerpts from Demosthenes' speeches to the Athenians against Philip of Macedon.*

* Hence the word philippic.


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