If destruction be Europe's lot, an EU nation itself must be its author and finisher. So what are the likely candidates?
Can the politics of the euro zone hold together amidst this much economic pain?
It's euro-doom time once again. A general strike in Greece. Protesters flooding the streets of Madrid. Talk of secession in Catalonia. What happened? Europe's fundamental problems still haven't disappeared.
Mario Draghi will buy up unlimited quantities of Spanish and Italian debt. But the offer has some conditions attached.
Draghi's latest plan gets closer to a policy that can avert disaster. But it probably doesn't get close enough.