Response To John Hood
Last updated 11/22/2021 at 11:16am
\ John Hood’s treatise on populism makes some salient points. But, his lack of objectivity shows with his choice to only focus on what he calls “left-wing populism.” He veers farther from fairness with erroneous statements about the number of deaths related to the 2020 BLM demonstrations.
Hood claims “the BLM riots of 2020 resulted in dozens of deaths.” I did some research of my own. My source is Armed Conflict Location and Event Data [ACLED], a nonprofit that collaborates with Princeton University.
ACLED states “the vast majority of the more than 9,000 demonstrations were...