The F Word, Again
David Neiwert of Orcinus has just put up a postscript to his series on Fascism and the American ultra-right wing, Rush, Newspeak and Fascism. If you haven't read it, arrange some time and do so. It's long and detailed and very, very, scary.
For reference, the parts of the series are:
A good primer on Fascism is Umberto Eco's Eternal Fascism. Note that Eco is Italian -- while he isn't old enough to remember the rise of Mussolini, his parents' generation certainly is. Eternal Fascism has the kind of immediacy that says "it can happen here because it did happen here".