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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 …