From Mario Loyola in National Review, Are Trump Supporters Losing Faith in Democracy?

Fascism took root in Europe only in nations where democratic government was relatively new, often scarcely older than the peace treaty that ended WWI. But where democracies had deeper roots and could count on popular legitimacy — as in England and France — fascist movements never emerged from the fringe. So we can see that an essential precondition of the fascist movements of the 20th century was public mistrust in the democratic forms of government.