G.K. Chesterton enjoyed being a journalist because he liked polemics and debate. Søren Kierkegaard also liked polemics and debate, but he deplored journalism. Kierkegaard was born in Denmark in 1813 and died in 1855, 19 years before Chesterton’s birth. Chesterton was probably unaware of him. It was not until 1939 that Kierkegaard’s books were translated from Danish into English. By then, Chesterton was dead.