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Middlebury flatly denies Lewis' allegation. He has zero evidence. He throws allegations willy-nilly without any regard for the truth," says college spokesperson Bill Burger. When planning for his conference began earlier this year, Lewis phoned Patton, the college's president, incessantly.
One middle-of-the-night call prompted a voicemail response that he saved and shared with Seven Days. You have already created a huge problem in stress with my staff! Lewis doesn't think so. Over the course of his tumultuous life, Lewis has always conducted himself the same way, according to friends and enemies. He aligns action in accordance with principle, and then, like a bull in pursuit of a flapping red cape, he charges. I just take them out," Lewis says.
We should be acknowledging that there's a lot of crap going on, and we should be decking it. We should be standing up and saying, 'I object. Solomon, an investment banker who has known Lewis since elementary school, calls him the most intense person he's ever encountered. It comes out full force and does a lot of good. In person or on the phone, he's almost impossible to interrupt.
Lewis' haiku-like chain emails — addressed to a who's who in the media and academic elite — are similarly overwhelming and puzzling. Sulzberger, university presidents and health care luminaries. How could he have been so successful? His friends say this has always been his MO, and it's a mistake to underestimate him. Former World Bank president James Wolfensohn, a onetime investor with Lewis' firm and a longtime friend, says Lewis is a "very creative thinker" — though not always logical — and a talented networker.
He adds that while a good portion of what Lewis says is outlandish and tied to his own defense mechanisms, there are valuable nuggets: Since then, Cohan and Lewis have collaborated on two New York Times opinion pieces, including a recent op-ed on Lewis' campaign to alert the world to the threat that the misuse of antibiotics poses to the human gut biome. If there's a normal IQ curve, he's several standard deviations of smarter.
Is he deserving a Nobel Prize, or a menace to society or all three wrapped into one? He is best known for the multiyear legal fight he waged against the Adirondack Park Agency, the state regulator that oversees private and public land use within the 5. Many locals resent the APA for micromanaging use of their own land. The dispute with the Lewis Family Farm centered around three houses he built on his property.
Because the houses were meant for agriculture workers, Lewis argued, he did not need a permit. After nearly four years of fighting, Lewis defeated the APA in court, effectively circumscribing the agency's power to regulate farms.
Lewis didn't just beat the APA; he humiliated it. He got so deep under the skin of the agency's top enforcement official that the man fired off an email calling Lewis a "sociopath. Twelve years after they were built, the houses remain unoccupied shells.
The APA battle should have made Lewis a universal hero to working people and farmers in the region who viewed the agency as high-handed and elitist, but it didn't. Lewis, who says he waged the fight on behalf of "indigenous, poor white trash," is too divisive a figure to be widely revered. When Lewis got the invitation to meet with Sullivan and several senior administrators, the Essex farmer requested that it take place in an auditorium with students and journalists present and microbiologists and veterinarian experts dialing in by speaker phone.
Sullivan refused and said the university's Phi Beta Kappa Room would have to suffice. He didn't believe he could deliver a proper presentation without the help of experts.
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Bringing a videographer along to document the meeting, Lewis began his disquisition by throwing on the table a series of books that he had assigned as reading.
He paced the room, careening from one point to another in a filibuster that dragged on for two hours — part bio-epic and part diatribe. Sitting as quiet as mice, the administrators shifted in their seats when Lewis mentioned his childhood in a home for disturbed children.
You can't live in a mental institution Thomas Sullivan pathetic," Lewis wrote later, adding that the president had a "feminine" handshake. Some — including a town clerk whom Lewis reported for child pornography — got their just desserts. But some of the other battles seemed unwarranted. Lewis, for instance, boasts of shooting a neighbor's errant bull, which had wandered onto his property. Most recently, he sued a veterinarian who he claims negligently reused needles, infecting the rest of his herd with anaplasmosis.
Last month, after Lewis repeatedly circulated mass emails that disclosed the vet's personal medical problems, a judge issued a protective order barring Lewis from contacting the Vermont man. On the one hand, he seems to delight in being nasty. His emails are laced with invective, gratuitous references to the race and physical attributes of the people he is targeting, as well as innuendos about their sexual proclivities, health problems and mental states.
And yet, the same person is also known for gestures of staggering kindness. This includes kicking open the doors of elite hospitals for almost anyone suffering from serious illness, including people he's previously savaged.
Lewis is drawn to those who have been victimized, deformed or hurt.
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Perhaps because of his own difficult life — a childhood in a mental hospital, several bouts of cancer, a criminal conviction, the drowning death of an adult son in a kayak accident — Lewis possesses a freakishly acute radar for human suffering. He has a special place in his heart for orphans, victims of war atrocities and those who have been sexually abused.
He goes out of his way to help social outcasts, including prisoners, alcoholics and drug addicts. This aid takes the form of civic acts both large and small. To the consternation of his neighbors in Essex, Lewis has twice — once in and again in — championed the construction of a large residential drug treatment center close to his property, arguing that the community has a duty to put such a facility in its own backyard. The Lewis home has served as a children's shelter of sorts, and he's been a surrogate father to numerous young people who say that without his strong hand, they would have slipped through the cracks.
He was putting my interests above his own, living in accordance with a set of values guided by an unwavering inner compass. Baillie also witnessed a number of his beatdown sessions, including one of McKibben, the environmental activist and Middlebury College faculty member, in Lewis had only worked for Boesky briefly before quitting. Lewis demanded a meeting with McKibben in the Middlebury College president's office.
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Baillie says McKibben avoided eye contact as Lewis tore into him. McKibben tells Seven Days he has "no real memory" of the decade-old event. This perseveration over tiny slights is one reason Lewis' North Country neighbors work to avoid his attention. I don't dare to say anything about him," said one woman, flinching after being buttonholed by this reporter as she and her husband paused briefly on a country road.
The husband shook his head. His father, known as "the Bear" of Bear Stearns, was a hustling bond trader who rose to the pinnacle of finance. But according to Lewis, he was also a philanderer and an alcoholic. His marriage to Lewis' mother, Diana, became a deeply unhappy one.
A former actress and model who had been married and divorced twice before, Diana gave birth to four children. Lewis, her eldest son, was quiet, solemn and reserved. He says his relationship with his mother was shaped by violence and neglect.
He recalls that she told him she did not love him. Some 70 years later, the memories are still raw. After one of his mother's beatings, Lewis says, he threatened to kill himself.
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Lewis says he spent almost every day of his childhood trying to figure out how to get sent away from home, which he still refers to as " Park Avenue. Director Bruno Bettelheim, a Holocaust survivor and author of best-selling books on child development, was later exposed for having falsified and plagiarized his research. Bettelheim noted the depth of the new boy's depression and the intensity of his disturbance, according to school records from the time and later court proceedings.
In a letter to Lewis' parents four months after the boy's arrival, Bettelheim wrote that Lewis had a tendency to boast and to annoy other children.
The evening view from across the East River tells a tale of two cities: In Brooklyn, families from relatively unscathed neighborhoods like Brooklyn Heights and Carroll Gardens gathered at PS 29 Thursday to donate food and supplies for the worse-off in flooded-out Red Hook. On the crowded morning commute across the bridges, with three people per vehicle now required, those with cars picked up strangers to come along for the ride. Stories like that pop up all around the boroughs: Two cities, coming together.
But the wake of Sandy is full of questions that will take awhile to answer, and that need attention from all of us: Why did so much infrastructure fail? The storm challenged the power grid, the systems for food, water, sanitation and transportation. Can we rebuild it smarter? Scores of people died, and hundreds of thousands were stranded in high-rises, or flooded and burned out of their homes. Is there a better way to build to protect people from such disasters? Should we expect more such storms in the future?
What can we do about that? How much will all this cost us? What will be the cultural and political impact of this superstorm? In particular, will it affect the election next Tuesday?
Lower Manhattan, powerless, on Oct. She had a hand in two studies, one done a decade ago, that foretold some of what came to pass this week.