Interesting. I tried to search and find summaries of what the 10 steps are, and finally found them:
All despots or would-be dictators follow the same 10 steps:
1. All invoke a terrifying internal or external threat.
2. Establish secret prison systems where torture takes place, outside the rule of law..
3. Create paramilitary force that is not answerable to the citizens.
4. Create surveillance aperatus that is aimed at ordinary citizens.
5. Infiltrate citizens groups
6. Arbitrarily detain and release citizens
7. Target key individuals
8. Restrict the press
9. Refer to criticism as espionage and dissent as treason
10 Subvert the rule of law.
Looks like most of them have already happened?
...Definitely worth investigating further...