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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: Of course you can respect someones particular skill,
    The link is often assumed that if a person admires a criminal's skill, they automatically admire the person
    That is of course false.
    Many dark figures in history were outstanding leaders and extremely talented speakers, sure, detest them for the crimes they did, but do not persecute one for respecting the certain individual's talent/s, that's just wrong.

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