This comes from a great article in Alternate titled, 'Fascist America, in 10 Easy Steps'. The movie 'V for Vendetta' can be seen as the accompanying pice for this guide.
1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy.
2. Create a gulag.
3. Develop a thug caste.
4. Set up an internal surveillance system.
5. Harass citizens' groups.
6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release.
7. Target key individuals.
8. Control the press.
9. Dissent equals treason.
10. Suspend the rule of law.