Ancient Greek Statesman

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Name:  Demosthenes
Nationality:  Greece

"I've been studying history," Peter said. "I've been learning things about patterns in
human behavior. There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like
that, the right words can change the world. Think what Pericles did in Athens, and

"Yes, they managed to wreck Athens twice."

"Pericles, yes, but Demosthenes was right about Philip--"

"Or provoked him--"

"Demonsthenes" was then the psuedonym Valentine Wiggin used to disguise herself when she wrote her political columns. Together, she and her brother, Peter Wiggin, who wrote under the pseudonym "Locke," used their anonymity and brilliance to play off of each other and influence international opinion.