“Let me be represented as one who trusts his senses, who thinks he knows the things he sees and feels, and entertains no doubts of their existence.” -- Bishop Berkeley
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Some Tricks Never Get Old
When Caesar was conquering Gaul, he used an interesting tactic -- while in the midst of fighting, quite early in the war as a whole, he simply declared Gaul "pacified." Then, he no longer had to treat opponents as enemy combatants, but could deal with them as "insurregents" instead.