Obama Watching is a chronicle of the last two years of American politics. Andrew Roberts began writing a monthly dispatch for Standpoint when he moved to New York at the end of 2011, a year before Barack Obama's re-election as US President.
Taken together, these essays tell the story of the year long build-up to the 2012 presidential election and the beginning of Obama's second term. Roberts also uses these dispatches to tackle the long-term trends and timeless truths of American politics.
- Earth, Air, and Water
- The Polls Were Wrong — But Revealing
- The New Student Right
- Same Difference
- The Tipping Point
- Labour Should Be Cautious About Corbyn
- Remembering Waterloo
- Beware of Greeks Playing Games
- Charleston: Evasions and Excuses
- Getting Away With Murder
- A Helluva Week
- Having One's Cake and Eating It
- Win a pair of tickets to see "Hope" at the Royal Court
- Win a pair of tickets to see Albion!
- The Crescent and the Jackboot: Dealing with Totalitarianism
- A Dream of Scottish Secession
- ISIS and the West: Neutrality absolves nothing
- Heaven and Hell in Campania