Also found this passage amusing:
Teaching PR alongside study of the media and mass communication presents further problems. This part of the academic world is still overshadowed by the Frankfurt School, established by those left-wing German social thinkers who fled Nazi German for the USA. For them Nazi propaganda might have been a terrible abuse of the opportunities presented by mass communication– but the world of advertising and PR they encountered in the USA was little better. It is not surprising that PR is at best viewed with suspicion by many academics. Their emphasis upon the way PR bolsters the interests of big business is coupled to a general hostility towards the commercial world, the most conspicuous user of public relations (although the same academics seem to accept that their own universities and the publishers of their academic books are enthusiastic users of PR!).