Stubborn Old Men

I took an African Politics class last semester and there was extensive talk about the Zimbabwean dictator, Robert Mugabe. What I found interesting about him is that he is almost 90 years old and still ruling his country with an iron fist. He shows no sign of letting up. I find this fascinating; and I think that this piece takes a more intricate look into the mind of a man who goes so far out of his way to hold his power when it would be much easier to just let it go. What makes men like Saddam, Robert, and Fidel tick? Well, now I have a pretty good idea.
This piece also raised an important question about writing: How important is it to attribute facts and information directly in the story? Bowden seems to just rattle off the information without any indication as to where he got it.

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