Dave Futrelle has an excellent post about our current state of fascism. It’s based on Umberto Eco’s essay on Ur-fascism, or Eternal Fascism. In the essay, Eco writes about the 14 point checklist of fascism, and it’s rather obvious we can tick them all off. If you want the short form, click over to Dave’s post, complete with examples from Trump and his followers, or you can go straight to Umberto Eco’s essay. They both need to be read, and taken seriously.