Rewatching Dwight Schrute in the Age of Proud Boys

‘The Office’ used to be a way to self-soothe. Not so in 2020.

Photo illustration; Sources (Getty Images): NBC; Martin Ruegner

Dwight’s desire to be a hero blinds him to the fact that he himself is often the one putting the people around him in danger.

Sarah Rosenthal is a Nonfiction Writing MFA candidate at Columbia University. Her work can be found at LitHub, Electric Lit, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

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