I'm afraid, however, that the American Journal of Eugenics only takes the First Runner-Up Prize for Worst Radical Journal name in an era obsessed with "race health." First Prize undoubtedly goes to The Swastika, a Magazine of Triumph, which advertised in the pages of our runner-up.
Wow! It's very hard to know precisely how to respond with justice to these periodicals. The Harmans were certainly most concerned with equal rights for women within marital and/or sexual relations. Their "eugenics" was, in most respects, consistent with their libertarianism. The concern with "breeding" in the more literal sense, of taking an active role in reproduction, goes back a long way in radical circles. Stephen Pearl Andrews was critical of some aspects of the earlier "stirpiculture," but did not reject it entirely. Unfortunately, we know that some apparently sincere libertarians of the late 19th century were equally earnest anti-semites in the early 20th. Morrison I. Swift, to take the most disturbing example, went from "the ablest critic of Anglo-saxonism" to a proponent of the sterilization of the Jews. And in 1909, when libertarians were talking perhaps too glibly about "the unfit" in the pages of their journals, the programs of forced sterilization were already underway in the United States, targeting groups like the Ishmaelites of Indiana.