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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 12 2013: It is very unwise to have no respect for the striking power of a rattlesnake.
    • Sep 13 2013: right, those that study the methodology of a criminal most likely develop a respect for the accomplishment but also have an understanding on how to counter the actions as well.

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