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By Owen Paine on Tuesday June 13, 2006 01:57 PM

Club manias abound in history-- just read a bad piece on the three-generation rise and fall of the Elks, the Moose, the Lions, etc. If we want a more double domed claquery, we can think of the coffee clubs of Queen Anne's London, I suppose.

All classes have their gathering pretexts, but if there's a generalization to be made, it's -- as with much else -- the old chestnut: a great dearth precedes any great new rage.

After years of X-er anomie, the communal activity spawned by the internet would indicate that at least for broad swaths of the merit class, the club dearth has ended.

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