Poles apart: Santa Claus and the real St. Nick

In the latest issue of the Weekly Standard, I review a new biography of St. Nicholas and find that the culture, in Santa-izing him, has truly sanitized him. Whereas Santa is a secular icon, the real St. Nick was “against all forms of paganism, schism, and heresy”: Granted, Nicholas is never seen resorting to violence against persons. [Read More...]