The Monitor's language columnist reflects on metaphors used for the ejection of public officials.
Protests in the capital escalated Tuesday and Wednesday with calls for the prime minister and Central Bank head to resign.
Keynesian economics is being hailed as key to ending the collapse.
Concerns about Islamist threat have influenced traditionally pro-Arab Europe's view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
MI5 head Jonathan Evans said Wednesday prosecutions have reduced risk. But Europe's siding with Israel on Gaza may incite European Muslims to hostility.
Economic retreat could hamper green investment – but it could also spur a drive to move economies away from fossil-fuel dependencies.