Then I thought that the reviewer, Tara McKelvey, was unaware of the difference between renewing and reapplying. That seemed unlikely because she is
a fellow with the Alicia Patterson Foundation, is a frequent contributor to the Book Review and the author of “Monstering: Inside America’s Policy of Secret Interrogations and Torture in the Terror War.”Then I thought the editor was unaware of the difference, which also seemed unlikely because it's the NY Times.
Then I thought, aha, the memoir or parts of it are fake. I checked, however, and Murray wrote applying not renewing in different names.
So what you ask? It is more evidence that the decision to reduce copy editing was wrong.