The Way of G-d / Derech Hashem is a major respected work by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto.
Sam is using the version translated and annotated by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan in these classes.

Lesson Fifteen covers pg(s) 141-145

Yisra’el and the Nations pt B

When the world was divided into seventy nations, HaShem appointed seventy directing angels as Officers (Sarim) in charge of these nations, to watch over them and attend all their needs.

Thus G-d does not oversee the nations except in a general manner. It is each one’s directing angel who takes care of the details, through the power that G-d gives it for this purpose. G-d thus told Yisra’el (Amos 3:2), “Only you have I known among all the families of the earth.”

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