I graduated in ’60 I had a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford. To show you the influence, he went off to India during that period, ‘61 or so he was in India. And I with three Oxford friends we drove from Oxford to India and back by Land Rover and came to New Delhi and spent about a week in New Delhi hanging around, it was an exhausting trip. And I knew that Gaudino was there and I went over to the American Embassy, “There’s a Prof. Gaudino who’s supposed to be studying here somewhere” and they gave me the name – they had some card with his name and some hotel. And it took a little effort to wander around New Delhi, a ramshackle place to find him. The funny thing was, now it comes back, you know, it was the summer of 1961. Believe it or not in those days you could drive from England to India and back across Turkey, across Iran, across Afghanistan, across Pakistan, camping the whole way, and it was totally safe. It shows how the world deteriorates. But there I was, I showed up in this ramshackle hotel where he was living, fortunately he happened to be there, and he sort of looks up and says, “Oh Mr. Nimetz, welcome to India.” I hadn’t written to him or anything. I just sort of like showed up there and he was like nonplussed. “Oh Mr. Nimetz, how are you doing?”

I don’t remember the actually conversations, but he was very focused. I think that was a very important year for him, that year in India. It was more grounded. You know, with this Center for Developmental Economics he was sort of arrogant about the whole thing. He was at that point, you know, everything should be on the Platonic level. And I think he moved down to the Aristotelian level.

Matt Nimetz '60