Lee Cheek and Sean Busick

About Lee Cheek and Sean Busick

H. Lee Cheek, Jr., Ph.D., is Senior Contributor at The Imaginative Conservative. He is Dean of the Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science and History at East Georgia State College, and a Senior Fellow of Alexander Hamilton Institute. He is also a United Methodist minister and former U.S. Army chaplain. His books include Calhoun and Popular Rule and Confronting Modernity, among others. Sean Busick is Professor of History at Athens State University in Athens, Alabama. He has published seven books and scores of essays on early American history. Among his books are Patrick Henry-Onslow Debate: Liberty and Republicanism in American Political Thought, A Sober Desire for History: William Gilmore Simms as Historian, and the forthcoming The Founding of the American Republic.

Recovering the Declaration of Independence

By |2020-06-26T15:51:42-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Declaration of Independence, Independence Day, Sean Busick, Senior Contributors|

Let us pause to reflect on the true significance of our founding. We should rightly celebrate the Declaration of Independence as a beginning of our political principles, not the final word. The grand document remains a fundamental American defense of diffused power that our leaders in Washington and the professorate cannot ignore. As Americans prepare [...]

Alexander Stephens Reconsidered

By |2021-01-28T23:08:05-06:00March 30th, 2013|Categories: American Republic, History, Lee Cheek, Sean Busick|

Considering the large role he played in our nation’s past, Georgia’s Alexander Stephens deserves more than a footnote in our history. Limited by a popular and academic culture at the beginning of the 21st century that denigrates the past and places too much confidence in the present, the thoughtful student of Georgia politics and history [...]

Recovering the Declaration of Independence

By |2020-09-28T01:00:10-05:00July 1st, 2011|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Declaration of Independence, Featured, Lee Cheek, Sean Busick|

Contrary to popular misconceptions, July 4, 1776 was neither the beginning of the War of Independence nor the date on which our independence was secured. As Americans prepare to celebrate July 4th, and enter into an election cycle in which politicians of every stripe are apt to misappropriate the Founders’ legacy, there has never been [...]

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