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Wayne Lutz

Mr. Lutz is the editor-in chief of The Tocquevillian magazine. He is also a freelance journalist and editor, and has written extensively on health and fitness topics, and on men's issues.

He is a member of the NRA, the Home School Legal Defense Association, the Heritage Foundation, and Judicial Watch. In his spare time he helps old ladies cross the street and is kind to children and puppies - habits which, admittedly, belie his unusual appearance.

Mr. Lutz is available to conservative organizations for speaking engagements, and may be reached at eic @

    Eat Fat! and other great books to drive liberals nuts
    by Wayne Lutz

    Welcome to the first semi-occasional Tocquevillian Booklist.

    Ain't never nothing quite so funny as watching the little purple veins bulge on the temples of a leftist, and the Tocq Booklist is sure to bring on aneurysms in the staunchest of 'em. Each every now-and-then we'll bring to you our picks for joyous, entertainingly incorrect outhouse reading that's sure to move you up the social ladder.

    Make no mistake, however. The books we pick for you are not chosen for their liberal-irritation value, as much fun as that is, rather for their meat, their fatty substance, the heat of their chili and smokiness of their medium-rare flesh - for their common-sense take on culture and living. That these down-home, reality-check qualities make them abhorrent to leftists is just a delicious side-benefit.

    Check out the Tocq book-list picks. Beg or buy a copy of each and spread them out on your coffee table. Then, invite the local chapter of the 'Save The Sequoia Coalition' to meet in your living room, sit back, unwrap a Big Mac and watch the fallout.

    It's sure to be a hoot!

    CoverEat Fat
    by Richard Klein

    No one I can think of could be more qualified to write "Eat Fat" than Richard Klein, who is also the author of the highly acclaimed "Cigarettes Are Sublime."

    This little gem of a book is a highly underrated masterpiece of political incorrectness, in which Klein assembles statistics on "healthy fatties" and adds to them his own evidence pointing to fat as a precursor of happiness. Klein cites voluminous depictions of fat as beauty in art as he makes the case for fatness and "fat sex."

    In "Eat Fat," Klein examines not only the asthetics of fat, discussing the Rubenesque as the sexual ideal, but also delves into the politics of fat and the relationship of fat to power.

    Published in 1996, "Eat Fat" was ahead of its time. We are now living through a period when leftist politicians, hairy-eared intellectuals and other busy-body nutcases want to take your fat away from you. They want to tax it, ban it, forbid it to your children and to you. They want to load your twinkies into your SUV and push the bundle over a cliff, and we are here to take a stand and say "Hell no! We ain't eating sprouts no more!"

    We want our fat, and so does Klein. Published in 1996, "Eat Fat" is difficult to come by now, and understandably so. You can find a copy if you search dilligently, and when you get yours, don't let it go. Open a bag of chips with a can of processed ranch dip, put out a plate of deep-fried Buffalo wings with blue cheese, pop open a beer and settle in for a great read.

    "Eat Fat is a highly iconoclastic, post-modern diet book," that you will devour with glee, right along with your Whopper with Cheese Value Meal - King-sized, of course. (Have you ever tried a peanut-butter and cheese-whiz sandwich, on white? Heaven.)


    Cigarettes Are Sublime
    by Richard Klein

    When a Nike-and-sensible-business-suit-clad liberal glares at you on the street with your cigarette and coughs in your face, you have a couple of choices. You could just smack the bitch on the head and be done with it. Or, you could scream "Masher! Masher! and have her arrested for sexual assault. Either of those responses would probably result in a court appearance, however, and might not be worth the hassel to some.

    The most sensible course of action would be to inhale deeply, expell the aromatic smoke in a gushing torrent into the face of your tormenter, then go home and console yourself by reading "Cigarettes are Sublime," by Richard Klein (preferably with a Toby Keith CD playing softly in the background).

    Klein believes the current zealous condemnation of cigarette smoking goes far beyond matters of health and drifts into issues of personal freedom. As with the woman in the scenereo above, the current in-your-face antismoking campaigns are less a concern for your health than they are a moralists' censorship of cigarettes' `"discursive performance,"' which hitherto has `"regularly been linked to strong currents of sexual and political freedom.''

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

    For (ahem) writers and artists, smoking has often been part of the creative process. The sharing of cigarettes has long been a gesture of courtship and sensuality, an expression of rebelliousness and bravado, and a balm for the terrors and tragedy of war and other intolerable circumstances, says Klein.

    Take 'em or leave 'em, smoke 'em if you got 'em, and read it if you dare. Ain't nobody's business but your'n, anyhow.


    Diggin' In & Piggin' Out
    by Roger Welsch

    Roger Welsch will eat anything, and he's danged proud of it, too.

    These days, when everything you eat is going to kill you, according to your nanny state, it's as refreshing as a cold beer on an August dog-day to read Roger Welsch as he defends the fried, the greasy, the smoked, the butter-soaked and the sugar-dusted.

    Subtitled "The Truth about Food and Men," "Diggin' In & Piggin' Out is a celebration of food and the men who eat it. From the bookflap:

    "Roger reveals man's own unique brand of culsine - from how to properly prepare gin and tonic barbecued ribs (hint: drink while you cook) to man's ideal restaurant (a place where you can eat canned food over a sink). He also identifies the two secrets of preparing manly food - meat and fire."

    I am personally aquainted with a certain Managing Editor (Hi, Stan!) who can identify with that.

    "The basic tools of male cusine are: fingers," writes Rogers, and to that we'd add the greasy recipes that are liberally (pardon the term) spread through this book.

    "Welsch is the kind of guy who would probably roll around in an entrée, if it was good enough," and we're the kind of guys who appreciate that urge, and a really good read to boot.


    Kill It & Grill It
    by Ted Nugent

    "Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians - except for the occasional mountain lion steak."

    So says Ted Nugent in "Kill It & Grill It," the definitive guide to stalking, killing, cleaning and eating animals.

    Ain't hardly nobody loves nature more than Nugent, 'specially with a good barbeque sauce, and with this book he'll help you to bring the spirit of the wild right to your own dinner table. From the flap:

    "With "Kill It & Grill It," you'll learn everything you need to know about getting your dinner-on-the-hoof and savoring the world's greatest "pissed-off protein." There ain't nothin' better than that.

    "Pissed-off protein" on the table not only tasts great, but is sure to piss-off your liberal friends and family members. Buy it, read it, kill it, grill it, drink it in and eat it up and read it until you're sated. Ted Nugent is one-of-a-kind, sad to say.

    There you have it, the First Semi-Occasional installment of the Tocq Booklist. Serve it up batter-dipped and deep-fried, while you still have the Freedom to Fry.

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