One would think that the two would be deeply opposed on a thousand subjects, the socialist and the traditionalist, but they had substantial agreement on many things. I liked this comment of Orwell's:
All left-wing parties in the highly industrialized countries are at bottom a sham, because they make it their business to fight against something which they do not really wish to destroy.Simple. Clear. Accurate even seventy years later. I will note that someone-or-other listed the most prescient books of the 20th C at the turn of the millennium - it was not National Review's list but that magazine reported it - and put 1984 and The Abolition of Man #1 & #2.