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No, Bill Maher, We Shouldn’t Envy China in Any Way

Bill Maher at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in 2017. (Danny Moloshok/Reuters)

A Bill Maher monologue is doing the rounds:

“You’re not going to win the battle for the 21st century if, you are a silly people, and Americans are a silly people,” Maher said, citing a quote from “Lawrence of Arabia” that as long as they stay a bunch of squabbling tribes, we will remain a silly people.

“Well, we’re the silly people now,” he said. “You know, who doesn’t care that there’s a stereotype of a Chinese man in a Dr. Seuss book? China. All 1.4 billion of them could give a crouching tiger, flying f— because they’re not a silly people.

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