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42 is live

It took us almost one year to get here. Making big plans in small rooms. And step by step, bit by bit, we ventured out into the world with them. When we started making 42, Brexit was still fresh. When we conducted our first interviews, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. When we gathered our teams, 12 people died at the Breitscheidplatz in Berlin in an Islamist terrorist attack. The list goes on – with groundbreaking elections, with terror, with global political upheavals. These times are crying out for someone to report on them. And we are happy to contribute to the debate from now on. Today we present to you, tired-eyed but immensely proud, our first forty-two edition. Ten academics, spread out over Europe and Canada, have talked to us about terrorism. About its origins, its logic and about us and how we deal with it. We have discussed its rhetorical devices and media strategies, the strategies that our governments use to deal with it, its religious and social roots. And …

Editorial Issue #1: Understanding Terrorism

Dear readers, Finally, the very first issue of 42 is out! The founding team of 42 Magazine and I are very proud to share our new, socio-political interview magazine with you. About a year ago, we, six young women, decided that we could no longer settle for oversimplified explanations of complex, societal developments. At a time, when the globalised world is becoming ever faster and increasingly complicated, we are quick to accept simple answers – even when they are wrong or abridged. Finding profound opposing positions can be quite difficult for the following reasons: On the one hand, they are usually more complex than populist messages. On the other hand, the gap between the scientific world and the broad population has grown. The gap has created an inaccessibility to the broader population to many of the important and useful explanatory models that may solve many of the challenges we face. These models often compete with one another within the ivory tower of academia. Access to the tower is often restricted, often due to the complex …