Sean Mattie

Sean Mattie

About Sean Mattie

Dr. Sean Mattie has a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Dallas. He has taught at Macon State College, Clayton State University, Ave Maria College, and Hillsdale College.

The Conservatism of John Quincy Adams

By |2019-07-03T14:24:12-06:00October 15th, 2017|Categories: American Founding, Conservatism, History, John Quincy Adams, Russell Kirk, The Conservative Mind, Timeless Essays|

A scrutiny of John Quincy Adams’ words and deeds across his broad public life shows him to be a successful conservative, both as a thinker and as a leader… Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Sean Mattie as he explores the conservatism of John Quincy Adams through [...]

The Conservatism of John Quincy Adams

By |2016-11-12T04:20:20-06:00December 6th, 2015|Categories: American Founding, Conservatism, Featured, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Russell Kirk, The Conservative Mind|

In The Conservative Mind, John Quincy Adams appears as a flawed, failed conservative. Though he “felt the pressing necessity for conservative principle in the conduct of American affairs,” Adams “never quite discovered how to fix upon it.” This is a serious judgment, given how much of Adams’ life and attention was dedicated to conducting [...]