"The historical context provides evidence for their considerable
influence, as Athens became more and more democratic during the period
in which the sophists were most active."
You may be asking, "Hey Alrenous, why is America administered by a bunch of lawyers?" I'm glad you asked.
Quote: "the sophists were the first lawyers in the world." There you go!
The Left consistently ruins its own reputation and has to shed its old labels and adopt new fake labels. Almost like a lawyer or a sophist or something.
I remain somewhat puzzled by the way everyone just lets them get away with it. Never forget, DNC = Sophist = Communist = etc etc.
Even in recent times, progressive => liberal => neoliberal => woke... Bruh, this is the most transparent ploy. Call them on it already.
Literally, "Sophist" translates as "wisdomist." In other words, never mind changing their spots and getting away with pretending the leopard underneath has changed, why weren't Sophists laughed out of town at first sight? "Hello, we are the incarnations of Hubris." Indeed you are, indeed you are.
Imagine I founded the Virtuous Paragons tomorrow and everyone just took me seriously. Big WTF from me, fam. Shit, why don't I unironically found the We're Better Than You club.
If you want to go digging through the old article versions, you can find the one
where they straight denied that Sophists caused democracy, but it
smelled so viciously of [the lady doth protest too much] they had to
stop. Background: Wikipedia is a terrible liar. When they try to hide
things, it almost always merely becomes highlighted...
Turns out you can't exactly hire a top shelf Sophist for $0 per hour. It's all wannabees. Excepting of course the numerous edits that happen to come out of DC, particularly Foggy Bottom. Almost as if they're being paid tax dollars to muddy Wikipedia or something. They seem to focus on celebrities, politics, and religion (but I repeat myself), so outside those areas it's fine.