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If someone respects criminal's ability, is this ok?

For example, there is someone who respect Paul Joseph Goebbels's ability to incite the public. He knows that Goebbels is wrong, but thinks Goebbels's outstanding ability to brainwash deserves to be respected. How do you think about this, and why?

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  • Sep 11 2013: Sure it is.

    You can respect the ability and be appalled at the result.

    Hitler was a genius at RealPolitik. And he brought Germany into a new age of prosperity. His other actions were not so impressive though. Just as one example.

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