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“The great march of mental destruction will go on. Everything will be denied. Everything will become a creed. It is a reasonable position to deny the stones in the street; it will be a religious dogma to assert them. It is a rational thesis that we are all in a dream; it will be a mystical sanity to say that we are all awake. Fires will be kindled to testify that two and two make four. Swords will be drawn to prove that leaves are green in summer. We shall be left defending, not only the incredible virtues and sanities of human life, but something more incredible still, this huge impossible universe which stares us in the face. We shall fight for visible prodigies as if they were invisible. We shall look on the impossible grass and the skies with a strange courage. We shall be of those who have seen and yet have believed”. (G.K. Chesterton, 1905)
Alla Kovalenko holds a PhD in Church Communications (Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome) and a degree in journalism from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Her primary area of research interest is the family and the manner it is portrayed in the media and journalism. Her published dissertation focuses on the writing of G. K. Chesterton and his defense of the family. Born in Ukraine, she now lives in Germany with her husband and children, and collaborates frequently with colleagues in Italy and the United States in the field of organizational communication.