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The Nation

The Cosmos Club, an all-male bastion of Washington’s elite, moved to end a 13-year-old debate over admitting women by asking prospective members to promise that they will not try to change its single-sex policy. Under new rules, a prospective member must sign a statement that “he has no present intention to work actively to change the club’s membership policy.” Prominent Cosmos Club members include nuclear physicist Edward Teller, U.S. Ambassador to West Germany Arthur F. Burns and former CIA Director William E. Colby.


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