October 30, 2007
On November 7th (mark your calendars. No, seriously, go mark it, we’ll wait) I’m participating in a debate about whether the government knew in advance about 9/11. The debate starts at 8pm and the room is on the small side so be on time or risk not getting in.
My opponent, Sander Hicks, owns a cafe called Vox Pop in my childhood neighborhood and, as I’ve written before its existence riles me right up.
I’ve spent the last few weeks reading up on many different 9/11 conspiracy theories but realized that because most of them are such utter nonsense, and they don’t necessarily have anything in common with each other, I’d have to read Sander’s book to find out to which theory he subscribed.
Last week, my friend M offered to drive me to Vox Pop to purchase the book. He was living up the block when the cafe opened and, though moderate-to-liberal in his political beliefs, felt much like I did about the propagandist cafe. “We’ll go buy the book holding coffee we bought across the street.”
We didn’t get a chance to go that night so last Friday I swung by Vox Pop and bought the book. And now that I’ve spent $14 on a book I’m already finding ridiculous, I expect each and every one of you to show up and watch the show.