Books: No More Flies

THE LONG MARCH (513 pp.) -Simone de Beauvolr -World ($7.50).

French intellectuals are among the few left in the Western world who still trot out, straight-faced, the kind of cozy Communist maxims that have been wearing whiskers almost as long as the Russians. Samples: "The Chinese government . . . considers truth its soundest ally." "All |Chinese newspapers| are government-supervised . . . There must be the initial phase in which chaos gives way to a rudimentary order." "Russian assistance -as the Chinese leaders make plain in every speech and report -is disinterested." "In...