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Prime Minister Liz Truss delivers her resignation speech as her husband, Hugh O'Leary, stands nearby at Downing Street in London on Thursday. Truss has been prime minister for just 44 days. Rob Pinney/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.K. will have 5 prime ministers in just 6 years. What's gone wrong?

With yet another prime minister's resignation, the British government's 10 Downing Street looks like a revolving door. Analysts blame polarization, populism, a flawed system and poor leadership.

Prime Minister Liz Truss delivers her resignation speech as her husband, Hugh O'Leary, stands nearby at Downing Street in London on Thursday. Truss has been prime minister for just 44 days. Rob Pinney/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.K. will have 5 prime ministers in just 6 years. What's gone wrong?

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Professor Andrew Delbanco delivered the 50th annual Jefferson Lecture in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. Billy Delfs for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) hide caption

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What can reparations for slavery look like in the United States? One man has ideas

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