In addition to his many City Journal and Fortune articles, he has written for The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The American Spectator, Commentary, The New York Times, and other publications. He has also appeared on numerous television and radio programs.
Magnet holds bachelor’s degrees from Columbia University (1966) and the University of Cambridge. He earned an M.A. from Cambridge and a Ph.D. from Columbia, where he taught for several years, before joining the staff of Fortune in 1980.