Seeing the Big Picture: Why Law Fails in The Wire
30 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2014
Date Written: 2014
Popular culture can have political impact. The Wire is not only engrossing melodrama; it also tells a compelling story of how and why the American political system fails us. Because a television series like The Wire not only appeals to a much broader audience than traditional political arguments, but also transforms abstractions into concrete images aimed at both our hearts and our minds, it can play a major role in efforts to change the world for the better.
Keywords: The Wire, popular culture, American political system, television
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