But the most profound response to the life of Julia is stated in the Kansas City Star by Thomas McClanahan, who describes Julia's existence as a "life without aspiration":
She claims no real accomplishments. Throughout, she remains passive. She stays within the channel laid down for her by the government. I wondered if they left out the story of her lobotomy.
"The Life of Julia" reveals much about its originators and the man on whose behalf it was created. Here we see the sterile vision of a certain kind of hard-left liberal, who apparently views the American citizen as a submissive, isolated entity.
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