Mussolini Videos “Never Again?” How fascism hijacks democracies over and over Fascism very much could be alive and well in America in today's toxic political climate. After all, the appeal of fascism breeds in unhealthy democracies. We can’t be too careful, says political expert Rob Riemen. ▸ 13 min — with Rob Riemen The Past 5 Qualities of Fascism: Is the US Anywhere Close? There is one specific condition for fascism to take hold in the United States.