"It is a symbol of Irish art. The cracked lookingglass of a servant." -- James Joyce
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.