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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 19 2013: This question serves to illustrate the two distinct meanings of the word 'respect'. One is to appreciate the quality of something, the other is to admire, support or approve of something. Under the first definition, there is nothing strange about admiring criminal skill.
    • Sep 20 2013: So you think there is no ethical problem?

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