A reminder today from NYT bad writer David Brooks that the neocons are still communists in their outlook, if not their economics. This is like a party intellectual wondering about all the trouble in the Ukrainian collectivization, notes Jeff Tucker. The party's ideals were too high. We failed to take into account the effect of virtuous power on unvirtuous kulaks, etc. Nevertheless, History is on Moscow's side. On the other hand, NYT talented writer Paul Krugman, despite his economics, continues to be a hero on the war.