I read attentively Ms. Kaufman's timely, creative, improvisatory discussion of U.S. politics in relation to 'classic' fascism. I agree that there are "important resonances." We are in for something like nothing we have experienced before, and it is not clear when an emergent 'one party state' of affairs will end.
Reservations. Broadly, I do not think Ms. Kaufman has thought through the topic - though, to her credit, her opening sentence acknowledges as much.
First, as raydelcamino notes, there was a strong left in the 1930s vs. a weak U.S. left today. That makes our situation more dire, and also fails to note how - in different European nations - fascist movements were stronger or weaker depending on the relative strength of working class left wing movements.
Second, though Ms. Kaufman is good on the psychology of fascism, she does not join psychology to the class bases of 1930s communism versus fascism - the principally industrialized working class base of the left; the mainly small business (aka "petit bourgeoisie") class base of the right...
...'And your point is?' My point is that because she weakly links fascist attitudes to class positions, the turn to fascism is seen as a psychological constant, a historically invariable threat to democracy - "People who feel displaced and dishonored and who have no understanding of the complex process that impact their lives are ripe for fascist ways of thinking." - rather than a historical variable, that, unfortunately, makes the U.S. more vulnerable to fascist tendencies now.
Third, but on the other hand economics is not destiny! And, on that score, Ms. Kaufman does not consider how two-party-culture-U.S. politics have enabled the right - in particular how, by absorbing left wing radicalism into a generically 'liberal' party, Democrats have neutered that "civic culture" she calls for...making consumerism and its anti-civic culture right wingers the 'last man standing'...increasing the likelihood of atomized, post-industrial workers turning to the right...leading to the "Reagan Revolution" and the last national election.
Fourth - on the positive side, Ms. Kaufman's linking of individualistic-gratification consumerism and right wing anti-civic-culture-ism is creative and, as far as I know, original. Thanks, Ms. Kaufman.