1992 Council On Ideas
Position Statement

1992 Council on Ideas Members:
Lee Cullum
Stuart A. Kauffman
N. Scott Momaday
Walter Shapiro

We believe that the foremost issue of our time is this: A world civilization is emerging. It will call forth our best. This culture, sustained by a transnational myth structure, must be generated with faith and imagination, not left to the slogans of advertising. We are being called to an enormous adventure. We are in the archaic stages of an historical integration that can lead to a new heroic age. What could be more deeply human? Thus, the fall of Communism and the opening of borders and minds present this question: What is human purpose? The highest human purpose is always to reinvent and celebrate the sacred. What once the shaman did for the tribe, we must together do for the world. Let us begin.