Matthew Slaboch

Biography and/or project

Assistant Professor, School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, Arizona State University

Ph.D. in Political Science, Indiana University (2016)


A Road to Nowhere: The Idea of Progress and Its Critics (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017)

In this project, I utilize a comparative-historical approach to examine critiques of the idea of progress. Focused on nineteenth- and twentieth-century German, Russian, and American writers, my book brings into the mix philosophers (Schopenhauer, Spengler), novelists (Tolstoy, Solzhenitsyn), and historians (Henry Adams, Christopher Lasch).​