Fascism should more properly be called corporatism since it is the merger of state and corporate power
"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government."
1.08.2004 Food for Thought
Two short Realaudio pieces that will lead you to think from "On the Media".
The first a piece about Edward Bernays "the father of PR" (scroll to bottom of offered page).
The second, Lawrence Lessig speaking of the very real possibility that the World Wide Web as we know it, a free medium for the dissemination of information could be at great risk. ( front and center piece).