My son Rumi and I are chasing protests across the Middle East. We spent a week in Istanbul as the protests there petered out and flared up in Ankara. We are now in Cairo and the country is gearing up for a massive protest on June 30, whose goal is to do to Muhammad Morsi what the revolution did to Hosni Mubarak.
It's well known that dictators aren't averse to holding a party or two and, since they often have almost as much cash as all their people combined, it's not unusual for them to spend a few million on a private show from a world-famous pop star.
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