SOPHISTICATION UNMASKED

[Of Special Interest to Young People]

Many persons today are flattered to be known as sophisticated. Through popular use the word "sophistication"' has taken on a disguise which makes it seem a desirable quality, but dictionary definitions strip it of its glamorous pretenses and reveal it for what it is.

One definition of "sophistication" is "sophistry." Sophistry was a form of teaching in ancient Greece. The word is defined in part as "specious but fallacious reasoning; employment of arguments which are intentionally deceptive."

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