Well, here is another possible definition of fascism. French author Michel Houellebecq has apparently written a novel in which the French people convert en masse to Islam, adopt the veil, legalize polygamy, and forbid women from working outside the home, all out of fear of being called racist if they don't go along. In response to criticism that such a prospect is completely unrealistic, a critic explains that this is satire, not a serious fear. But then there is his really telling remark, "Houellebecq takes very seriously the enterprise . . . of rejecting Enlightenment modernity in favor of some kind of mystical-spiritual nation reëstablished on a foundation of faith."
And I am sure everyone knows the one-word name for "ejecting Enlightenment modernity in favor of some kind of mystical-spiritual nation reëstablished on a foundation of faith."
Of course, this is a very modern phenomenon, one that may bear looking at in modern failures of democracy, but not in Classical failures. Which I intend to start seriously addressing soon.