This Unbearable Boredom of Being

A Crisis of Meaning in America

by Genrich L. Krasko



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/22/2004

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 299
ISBN : 9780595313099
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 299
ISBN : 9780595761258

About the Book

The late Dr. Viktor Frankl, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century and the author of the bestselling book, Man's Search for Meaning, wrote over 50 years ago: "Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for."

The gist of this book, This Unbearable Boredom of Being, is that the most burning problems of today's America: crime, drugs, greed, ugly gender polarization, disintegration of family, decay in morals, racism, and so on, are the direct consequences of a crisis of meaning that has engulfed America. The author, Genrich Krasko, an acclaimed scientist and follower of Viktor Frankl, analyzes the causes of this existential crisis.

Genrich Krasko identifies one powerful factor that plays an enormous and decisive role in exacerbating our crisis and virtually all our problems: the degradation of our educational system. He also discusses the roots of this degradation and a future, true, educational reform. However, what Genrich Krasko suggests is almost diametrically opposed to the measures that are being widely discussed (and implemented) today.

This Unbearable Boredom of Being is an eye opener. It will also help you to envisage a new America, healthy and flourishing, a light unto the nations.

About the Author

Genrich Krasko was born and educated in Russia, and immigrated to America in 1980. He has published over 200 scientific papers, and worked in universities and research laboratories throughout the world. The unbiased thinking of a scientist enables him to see through and analyze often unrecognized existential problems of America.