Today is the 100th anniversary of Nelson A. Rockefeller’s birth. The world was —and remains— a better place for the life-enhancing presence of that particular polymath politician, philanthropist, connoisseur, collector — and RN nemesis.

The former Governor and Vice President’s biographer, Richard Norton Smith, wrote a pre-birthday tribute in yesterday’s New York Times (noted here by John Taylor). In a column in today’s New York Post, the Manhattan Institute’s E. J. McMahon takes a rather different view (and takes on, incidentally, our friend Rick Smith’s article).

How typical of Rocky. 100 years old and still stirring things up.