I would not mind chatting about this one. Did you intend December dates? Maybe a Cafe set-up would work out, or a daytime session and a nighttime session for global friends to join?
(maybe you have more to this than meets my eye but:) our narrator does not specifically state what he is “hiding it in.” Perhaps his “undercover” reading of Feuerbach by the creek or under the covers is enough hiding from his father. I would like to imagine that he has the book hidden inside his psalter, like any good little Christian boy. Related note: I found a Playboy subscription card in a used Wallace Stevens collection I purchased last year… I do not think that is the Paltry Nude Stevens was writing about…!
There is an author index in Foams, covering the trilogy’s references. You once stated the lack of this useful feature as yet another reason to steer away from Sloterdijk. Just saying Ed.
Fall for Foams sounds reasonable. As mentioned, I have read a good third of the book and have things to say, but a group reading seems right for this one. I would hope others could arrange to join in at that time. As for a long reading come spring, The Secular Age might be a challenge. The discussions should be fruitful, of course. Personally, to grasp the full historical depth of Taylor’s work, I would need to perform several side studies to understand the context of his material.
You mentioned Martha Nussbaum as a contender for our time. The Monarchy of Fear interests me, not only because of the author.