From inside the thick walls of the State Department headquarters on the western edge of Washington DC, I watched a country I love come within a whisker of democracy. The southern African nation of Zimbabwe was on the brink of finally getting rid its longtime dictator.
'Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.' The words are Shakespeare's, of course, voiced by Henry IV more than four centuries ago. They mirror the thoughts and fears of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe in the early 21st century, as depicted in Fraser Grace's Breakfast With Mugabe.