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How ‘The Wire’ Season 2 Prepared Us for America’s White Insurrection

The show’s embittered longshoremen presage the mentality of the Capitol Hill terrorists

“The Wire” Photo: HBO

There’s a scene in “Duck and Cover,” the eighth episode of The Wire’s second season, that has been on my mind for the past two weeks.

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David Dennis, Jr.

David Dennis, Jr.

Level Sr. Writer covering Race, Culture, Politics, TV, Music. Previously: The Undefeated, The Atlantic, Washington Post. Forthcoming book: The Movement Made Us