Such a pervasive misconception of the meaning of the term fascism is not altogether fortuitous. It is largely because of a longstanding utilitarian misrepresentation of the term. Fascism is deliberately obfuscated in order to sanitize capitalism. Ideologues, theorists and opinion-makers of capitalism have systematically shifted the systemic sins of fascism from market/capitalist failures to individual or personal failures.--IH-Z
I suggest you start here and then spend the remainder of your weekend polishing off the remaining essays.
I'm not saying you must read it all; I'm saying you should read it all. For your betterment, of course. You do want to become a better person, don't you?