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Hardin meets with a guy named Yohan Lee. We're catching them in the middle of a conversation.
They're talking about something that must be done. Lee wonders if the Board will be a problem, but Hardin assures him that only Fara is even close to figuring it out, and he's just scooting around the edge of the problem.
Hardin says it has to be done. The Board members aren't bad people, but their focus on the Encyclopedia renders them incompetent as leaders.
But what about Seldon? If the encyclopedia really was so important to him, then at what cost will Hardin and Lee's coup d'état come?