Guest Lecture on Marx and Democracy at Bilkent IR

Terrell Carver, Professor of Political Theory at the University of
Bristol, delivered a well-attended talk at our Department on 11 May.
Drawing on his expertise on Marx, Prof. Carver provided a fascinating
account of the \'real\' Marx, over and above the simplifications and
distortions that often accompany work on Marx as well as Marxist (or
\'Marxist\') scholarship more generally. By use of rare 19th century
photographs and a superb analysis of the context within which Marx
developed his thinking, Prof. Carver pointed to the fragile nature of
democracy, today as in the past, and the need to remain vigorous in its
We sincerely thank Prof. Carver for his insightful contribution to our
Department\'s intellectual environment.